On March 26, couple days ago, I was forced to watch The View, abc's show that has two fat idiots, one old wimp, and a charming wife of an NFL player, sit around a table and gab gab gab. No, I was not shackled down with my eyelids forced open as the tormenters required me to watch the show as some unique form of torture. I've got no secrets to give away, anyway.
Actually, I was in the waiting room at one of the many doctor's offices I frequent (this particular visit was over a 9x14cm hole in the tissue above my belly button but under the skin that I just had repaired, but seems to be a continued pain in the gut), and the only form of entertainment in this 12x12 room with too many patients and not enough chairs was a wide screen television. I was just in time. The View, starring Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar was just starting. Bobwa Wawa was there as well, and Elisebeth Hasselbeck was wedged in between Rosie and Joy. Poor girl.
The subject of politics came up (how surprising) and Rosie and Joy made their anti-Bush/anti-war/anti-America stabs, and then the subject of the Iranian seizure of the British sailors and Marines made its way to the surface from the rubble. Immediately, Rosie sprang into action, spewing her idiocy on national television, implying that this may be a hoax so that Bush will have yet another excuse to go into war, this time with Iran.
Here's what she said, "But interesting with the British sailors, there were 15 British sailors and Marines who apparently went into Iranian waters and they were seized by the Iranians. And I have one thing to say: Gulf of Tonkin, Google it, okay."
The Gulf of Tonkin incident comes from the Vietnam War. The incident alleges that North Vietnamese aggression on American warships led the U.S. into a long bloody conflict with North Vietnam. It was later revealed that President Johnson was unsure the event occurred, leading many to speculate that it was no more than a hoax and an excuse for America to enter further into the fight with North Vietnam.
This leads one to believe that Rosie was suggesting that the capture of the British sailors is nothing more than a hoax to provoke war with Iran. Why not? Rose has already proven she agrees with the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was orchestrated by the United States government.
Later in the conversation, after Bobwa WaWa indicated that military action against Iran is not something we are in a position to commit to at this time, Rosie said, "Yes, but it's very interesting too that, you know, these guys, they went into the water by mistake right at a time when British and American, you know, they're two, they're pretty much our biggest ally and we're considering whether or not we should go into war with Iran."
After Joy Behar (who later makes quips about Christianity, the validity of Noah's ark, and also spews a distasteful "masturbation" comment in relation to Christianity) inserts that the U.N. is about to sanction Iran, and also have an embargo against the nation, so the timing of this could distract the whole world, Rosie goes on to say, "Right, or it could be just the Gulf of Tonkin, which you should all Google."
Rosie may have missed a few facts. Not only does the United States and Britain insist that the British sailors were not in Iranian waters, but Iraqi waters, but France does as well. Fascinating how the seasoned, veteran journalist Barbara Walters did not catch this, nor correct Rosie.
Also catch a fascinating post at Lex Luthor's blog about an environmentalist's house versus a conservatives house - you will be surprised (or perhaps you won't be)