In which I agree with Democrat Lynn Woolsey:
The Obama Administration’s argument is one that shows contempt for the Constitution and for the executive’s co-equal branch of government, the United States Congress. To say that our aggressive bombing of Libya does not rise to the level of ‘hostilities’ flies in the face of common sense and is an insult to the intelligence of the American people.
If President Obama (conveniently) now believes that the War Powers Act is unconstitutional, say it. Don’t shovel this garbage about the millions of dollars being spent on armed drones, air support, intelligence, etc., not being indicative of the U.S. military being involved in hostilities all because we’ve got no personnel on the ground.
As one blogger helpfully noted, using that logic, the President could drop some nuclear bombs and it wouldn’t be “hostilities.”