Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas libertarian, cast the sole opposing vote because he said it wasn't the House's place to judge "events thousands of miles away about which we know very little."Constitutionally quite right. Judging distant events from a vantage of utter ignorance is the Senate's job.
... Whether Paul intended the Chamberlain echo is a good question:
How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing.