March 15, 2007, - 11:18 am
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE #2: Rosie O’D endorses 9/11 conspiracy theories. The crack-up continues. ****
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This is the last straw. If Barbara Walters doesn’t fire Rosie O’Donnell from “The View” over comments O’Donnell made on today’s episode, then she never will.
Today, O’Donnell said she feels bad for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM). She doesn’t believe he’s responsible for anything in 9/11 or any of the 31-plus plots which he volunteered to American authorities. Among the worst of her comments, O’Donnell derided airhead pseudo-conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck (who is ZERO match for O’Donnell on the intellectual scale) for calling KSM a “terrorist,” saying, “So, calling him a terrorist robs him of all of his humanity?”
WHAT?!!!!! This man planned the 9/11 attacks that murdered 3,000 Americans. And Rosie O’Donnell is worried we will “rob him of all humanity” because we call him a “terrorist.” Hello . . . ?!
O’Donnell’s comments were not only outrageous, they showed her utter stupidity about the entire Khalid Sheikh Mohammed history and situation. O’Donnell showed the well-known photo of a haggard KSG in a white undershirt. She remarked that he doesn’t look very healthy after three years in captivity under U.S. authorities.
But, as anyone with a clue knows, that picture has been around for three years for a reason. It was taken when he was found hiding in Pakistan and taken by U.S. authorities back 2003. That’s why he looks haggard. But the millions of stupid women who watch “The View” and drink her Kool-Aid will never know that. And they will think that U.S. authorities–who give Gitmo prisoners better cuisine than the average American gets–have made KSM look that way.
Then, there are O’Donnell’s comments about KSM admitting to planning the 9/11 attacks. She yelled, “So we finally got the guy. He just so happened to admit to all of these things. And it’s not Bin Laden? It’s this guy?” She then said that she doesn’t believe he’s responsible for any of it, and that we Americans tortured him and got him to admit to it. She shreiked on and on that we Americans torture these poor people.
Get a clue, Rosie. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the uncle of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center attacks committed by Al-Qaeda. I’m sure that’s just an accident of birth to her, even though we know that Yousef and his uncle, KSM, met to plan and discuss the 1993 attacks.
Then, there’s the fact that KSM worked for Bin Laden. He described himself as Bin Laden’s chief operative in conducting global terrorist attacks. Just because KSM organized the 9/11 attacks, doesn’t mean Bin Laden didn’t have a thing to do with it. Bin Laden approved KSM’s plan and work (and in fact overruled KSM’s plan to hijack 12 planes on that day, as unworkable). Does O’Donnell think that Al-Qaeda is just one person, and that Bin Laden does all the work? Hello . . . ?
Time for Rosie O’Donnell, airhead and terrorist-apologist extraordinaire, to get fired. Or time for us to fire ABC from our viewing choices.
And time for “The View” to get a real conservative who actually has a clue to respond to this outrageous commentary.
Attention, Donald Trump: I’m looking forward to your response to Rosie on this one.
Video posted at Hot Air.
**** UPDATE: My long-time friend, Brian, a career American soldier, writes:
Rosie is a total buffoon. I cannot believe they let that idiot come to San Antonio and be part of the dedication for the Center for the Intrepid, the new center at Brook Army Medical Center for badly wounded soldiers. She’s a disgrace, and you could look long and hard to find a servicemember that respects her, especially those guys that are the ones getting wounded.
Gee, why am I not surprised? Whose idea was it to invite her to dedicate the Intrepid? That’s absurd.
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