Familiarize yourself with the "War Powers Act". Once you have done this you will either realize that you don't know what you are talking about and you will have made progress, or you won't; in which case you'll still be an ignorant tool spouting off like an idiot.
Where were you in 1986? That attack was in response to Qaddafi's attack on the La Belle Disco in W. Berlin. Two American soldiers were killed in that attack if I recall correctly. Qaddafi was a sponsor of terrorism at that time. Reagan made Qaddafi pull back a bit and reconsider his position in the world and how tenuous his life was.