The president doesn't want a war, Mr. Kerry tells us, but rather a "limited military action", which somehow renders it more constitutional.
Mr. Kerry is something of an authority on limited military actions, having cut his finger in one and then given the medals back. (Speaking of old times, remember when Bush was a chickenhawk for having only been in the Air National Guard, Mister President?)
Also, why is Mr. Kerry's face all over my TV screen? And McCain's, too? Didn't we, like, vote them off the island or something?
Anyway, if you want to run a quick thought experiment on whether the Founders would have seen a difference between a "limited military action" and "war", look at it like this: They didn't have cruise missiles in the 18th Century,
but if you had sailed the USS Constitution up the Thames and lobbed a
broadside into London, you would have had a hard time convincing the
Limeys that it wasn't war, just a "limited military action".
Of course, the ink was barely dry on the Constitution before the founders were launching limited military actions against Injuns and Arabs, so apparently "limited military action" is modern PC-speak for "Punitive raid on wogs who can't hit back."
(Also, it appears that Captain Neocon is throwing a snit because he's afraid Obama isn't going to bomb Syria hard enough.)