NY Post Attacks Rosie Again - NOW ROSIE VS. BILL O


April 2, 2007 -- THAT didn't take long.

"The View," which had not been in a feud since January, is back in a full-scale shouting war with Fox News Channel star Bill O'Reilly over - what else? - co-host Rosie O'Donnell's latest political gaffe.

O'Reilly is suggesting that ABC fire Rosie for claiming the 15 British sailors captured last week in the Persian Gulf were part of a U.S. "plan" to invade Iran.

O'Donnell posted on her Web site - then repeated on the show - her claims that "the British did it on purpose . . . as US MILITARY BUILD UP ON THE IRANIAN BORDER." (Capitalization is hers.)

"We will be in Iran before summer, as planned," she wrote last week on her personal blog, Rosie.com. "Come on, people. U have 2 c."

"The question is what should ABC do?" O'Reilly asked during his FNC show last week.

"Remember, ABC fired Bill Maher [who hosted 'Politically Incorrect' at the time] after he said the 9/11 killers had courage."

"Here you have young Elisabeth Hasselbeck getting hectored by Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar, two of the most far-left women in the United States of America. But it's beyond that," O'Reilly said.

O'Reilly never came out directly and called for O'Donnell's firing - but made it clear what he thought should be done with his reference to Maher.

Rosie will get her first chance to respond this morning when the show returns for its first live show since the O'Reilly salvo.