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Obama possesses the authority to order military strikes without Congress?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbIrm42zYTU&t=5m47s

This might be a dumb question, but I thought the President had to get approval from congress before he could order military strikes against foreign countries? I suppose I'm missing something (maybe he already received permission in some other context?), but I don't think Obama could, for example, watch a Youtube video from Russia he didn't like and immediately snap his fingers and order drones to bomb Moscow.

What exactly was being claimed here by our Statist-Idiot-In-Chief?

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He is doing what all

He is doing what all Presidents have done before him since Nixon... Using the war powers act, which "allows" him to bomb a country for 90 days. I find the war powers act to be unconstitutional, it has preverted the law regarding the issue of war. We all know that once the war starts, it is not easily stopped.