the president's legal reasoning, per bauer and koh:
1. whatever it is we're doing over in libya "does not amount to full blown 'hostilities' at the level necessary to involve the section of the wpa that imposes the deadline"
2. whatever it is we're doing over there, white house counsel explains, we're NOT doing, nato is: "american forces have not been in 'hostilities' at least since april 7"
3. "united states forces are at little risk in the operation because there are no american troops on the ground and libyan forces are unable to exchange meaningful fire with america forces"
4. "there was little risk of the military mission escalating because it is constrained by the un resolution"
look, it's obama's war, he's president, he can do what he wants
but are you sure he's NOT an idiot?
party on, peaceniks