Which side? On America's side, which requires the president to simply swallow his basketball-sized pride enough to come to Congress.
It's simple. When threatened, or when our interests are at risk we go to war to win. If time is critical we go right away. If there's time for diplomacy, we do that first. If diplomacy fails the president takes it to the peeps. In the case of Libya our president has not ONCE offered to sit down and negotiate with Moammar Gaddafi to end the hostile non-hostilities after promising to do so with all our enemies, without pre-conditions. Yes, just words.
Perhaps we should ask Mrs. Dissent is Patriotic whose side she's on--Bashar Assad's? Ahmadinejad's? The Bahraini King? Kim Jong Il, jr? Was she on Saddam's side?
This kind of rhetoric is not helpful, but it is quite ironic considering she's advocating no diminution to our (non) efforts in Libya while her boss just heralded his diminution of forces in the country he promised to scale up forces in to win a war on terror his predecessor forgot while dabbling in a country that never attacked us on 9/11.