ABC host Rosie O’Donnell told “The View” panel Wednesday morning that she can’t stop thinking a driving force behind military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria is because the country “has a lot of oil.”
“Syria has a lot of oil. A lot of oil. Not a lot of oil in Rwanda or the Congo — atrocities happen there all the time. I don’t know why,” O’Donnell said.
Her co-host Whoopi Goldberg dodged responding to O’Donnell’s assertion about the fight being motivated by “oil” and felt the larger issue was about Americans having war fatigue.
“I think one of the things that tends to happen is as soon as some stuff starts going down with Americans, we say ‘no more. We don’t want to do it anymore.’ I don’t think anybody goes to war gleefully,” Goldberg said of the conflict.
O’Donnell continued to insist the fight was about money.
“I do think there’s a financial agenda attached to it,” O’Donnell maintained.
Goldberg passively disagreed, “I don’t know if that’s what this is.”