Â Rosie O'Donnell has put her foot in her mouth for the last time on Barbara Walters ABC program "The View".Â This all came after a heated argument between her and co host Elizabeth Hasselbeck. Rosie was angry with Elizabeth for not sticking up for her after she insinuated that the "real" terrorists in Iraq were the U.S. soldiers.
Here is the genesis of the issue:
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Oâ€™DONNELL: â€¦â€¦ I just want to say something. 655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?
HASSELBECK: Who are the terrorists?
Oâ€™DONNELL: 655,000 Iraqis â€” Iâ€™m saying you have to look, we invaded â€“
HASSELBECK: Wait, who are you calling terrorists now? Americans?
Oâ€™DONNELL: Iâ€™m saying if you were in Iraq, and the other country, the United States, the richest in the world, invaded your country and killed 655,000 of your citizens, what would you call us?
Â After this exchange media outlets reported Rosie as calling soldiers terrorists. Although Rosie herself never explained her rhetorical question or what she really meant, she was furious that Hasselbeck didn't stand up for her.
"What you did was not defend me. ... I asked you if you believed what the Republican pundits were saying - you said nothing, and that's cowardly," O'Donnell said.
"Do you believe that I think our troops are terrorists? And you would not even look me in the face, Elisabeth, and say, 'No, Rosie,'" O'Donnell said.
Responded Hasselbeck: "Because you are an adult, and I am certainly not going to be the person for you to explain your thoughts. They're your thoughts! Defend your own insinuations!"
Â Â I am sorry but anybody who is intellectually honest will say that Rosie got her butt kicked. She said things that were in hindsight stupid and then expects everybody else to carry her water. Grow up Rosie! Expecting everybody to cover for your running at the mouth while you duck and run IS cowardly.