The War Powers Act may or may not entitle the president to act autonomously in waging a military action against a sovereign nation. It's a tough call. But lucky for us, our feckless leader got cold feet and dumped the decision in the lap of the most indecisive congress in history to see if they could sort it all out. Meanwhile, its alleged that 9/11 was an attack on the US by Israel, using Saudi henchmen, so that Bush would go to war with Iraq and Afghanistan, two countries that pose no risk to Israel. As evidence, the power in the towers was turned off for a couple of days prior to he attack so the buildings could be fitted with explosives, just in case two immense aircraft crashing into them didn't prove the point sufficiently. Thanks for the education everybody.
You still don't get it do you? Congress only gets involved in the front end if there is an actual war (which is a defined term which does not include the Mickey Mouse stuff like sending a few bombs over to Syria). In the event it is a war, you need to get Congressional approval.
If it is any thing other than a "war", it either needs to be in self defense of the country or its people or allowed by some other statute. In these situations you only need to consult with the Congress (within 48 hours of the hostility) , give the Congress periodic reports and if it last more than 60 days you need to get their approval. That's it. Not real complicated.
I learned that while most normal people spent time with friends and family .....cruzz migel stayed glued to his computer and posted over 100 times, he is alone and freighted.
Freighted of the juggy man.