It was regulated by law. The war powers act. Therefore legal and not impeachable. If you don't like the war powers act, you can certainly attempt to get congress to change it. Write to your senators. You must understand that laws passed by Congress are constitutional, legal and not impeachable offenses. They can be repealed, superceded, ignored (by government) or declared unconstitutional by the highest court. But you saying so, doesn't make it so, or impeachable.
The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
In this decade, it has become somewhat anachronistic. Wars with "major" hostilities can be fought in days. Such was the case in Libya, Congress was notified, and the US turned over control to NATA and scaled down it's efforts after 60 days. Most presidents feel that the War Powers act is unconstitutional. But it's law and they need to abide by it. For the most part the Obama administration did that.
I can see the need for the ability of the president to act in a time of need, by the time congress declares war, it would be over. On the other hand you don't want the president to be starting wars all over the place without congress. The War Powers act should probably be updated.
But again nothing impeachable. Care to try for round two?
Edited by ninjadude, 24 January 2013 - 07:43 PM.