Well, yesterday was final confirmation of the irrelevance of the War Powers Resolution. That's because it requires (50 U.S.C. § 1544(b)) Congressional approval for Presidential use of force overseas within 60 days, and termination of hostilities within 30 days thereafter if no approval is obtained. The President notified Congress about the Libya strikes on March 21st and never got approval -- though Friday was the 60th day:
history will say that the War Powers Act was condemned to a quiet death by a president who had solemnly pledged, on the campaign trail, to put an end to indiscriminate warmaking.Finally, the left has moved on -- but only because President Obama embraced "his inner Bush."
Related: Obama's State Department affirms lawfulness of OBL killing.