Republican says he'll OK Syria strikes if Obama returns Nobel prize
By Julian Pecquet - 09/10/13 06:59 PM EDT
“I have been working in the Middle East this month meeting with regional leaders and have intentionally held back my skepticism because I would like to offer President Obama a deal,” Stockman said. “I am prepared to vote in favor of Obama’s folly if he can fully and truthfully answer eleven questions about the Syria operation and his bungling of it.”
The other questions mostly touch on the potential consequences of a U.S. strike and reflect the deep skepticism in Congress. Not counting Stockman, 190 House members — 152 Republicans and 38 Democrats — lean against approving the strikes, according to The Hill's latest whip count.