Actually Carol, you're wrong. You're forgetting one part of the resolution that Bush used as a pretext to invade Iraq;<quoted text>
The president does NOT have the power to wage war/conflict.
The U.S. Congress DOES. Resolution H.J. Res. 114 authorized President Bush to use the Armed Forces of the United States against Iraq.
Just like Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress also authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
That's how it works. Like it or not.
(b) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION- In connection with the exercise of the authority granted in subsection (a) to use force the President shall, prior to such exercise or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, but no later than 48 hours after exercising such authority, make available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate his determination that--
(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic or other peaceful means alone either (A) will not adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq or (B) is not likely to lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and
(2) acting pursuant to this joint resolution is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorist and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
There were UN inspectors on the ground in Iraq but George W didn't like the fact that they weren't finding what he wanted them to find.
You're also wrong in your assertion that Congress authorized Clinton's intervention in Bosnia. They didn't and several Republicans including a certain Governor of Texas voiced dire predictions of a prolonged conflict and thousands of troops coming home in body bags and accused Clinton of "nation building". The whole thing was resolved in a matter weeks with no American lives lost. A few years later that Texas Governor George W. Bush embarked on exactly what he and other Republicans criticized Clinton for and we ended up in a prolonged conflict with over 4000 dead and thousands more maimed for life both physically and emotionally. He also did not need Congressional approval to bomb suspected sites in Iraq.