Rosie O’Donnell expressed her deep displeasure with America’s ongoing airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday’s episode of “The View.”
“Even though it doesn’t say it on the news, we went to war yesterday in America against another country in the Middle East,” O’Donnell said. “And to me, no matter what, that’s wrong. Because you don’t fight violence with violence.”
The political discussion from the talk show hosts came after American forces began bombing targets where terrorist group ISIS was suspected to be on Tuesday. The offensive comes on the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that the U.S. will widen its efforts against ISIS.
“We now have had two presidents in a row who agree on nothing,” Nicolle Wallace said on Wednesday’s show. “Yet both of them think the threat to our country is so dire that they’ve done the exact same thing, twelve years apart.”
O’Donnell, a long-time denouncer of former president George W. Bush, did not disagree with Wallace.
“I can’t get it out of my head the fact that Syria has a lot of oil,” O’Donnell said. “A lot of oil. Not a lot of oil in Rwanda or the Congo. Attrocities there all the time,” she added.
However, Whoopi Goldberg questioned O’Donnell’s rationality, saying: “I don’t think anybody goes to war gleefully.”
“I don’t think it’s gleefully,” O’Donnell contended, “but I do believe there’s a financial agenda attached to it.”
Wallace, who was a White House staff member during George Bush’s presidency, refuted O’Donnell’s statement.
“This is historic,” Wallace argued. “There are five Arab nations standing by our side as part of this coalition fighting this war with us. There is no comfort in a time of war — it’s horrible, it’s terrifying. But that’s a very good development.”
Watch the video from Wednesday morning’s “View” above.