Rosie O'Donnell

Actress/Host of The View

Statement of Support

Rosie O'Donnell
Host of the very popular women's daytime talk show 'The View'.
"Every American should applaud the courage of conviction demonstrated by Lt. Ehren Watada's refusal to fight in the war in Iraq. By standing up against this war, Lt. Watada has literally risked his own freedom. We hope that the recent mistrial in the case is good news, and that Lt. Watada's right to not be subjected to double jeopardy will allow him to put this behind him. The last election was the most widespread show of support for Lt. Watada's position. Americans want out of this war --- a folly from the beginning."