View Full Version : Tony Bennett on 9-11..."We caused it."

09-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Legendary singer Tony Bennett (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Tony+Bennett) raised eyebrows in a bizarre interview with Howard Stern (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Howard+Stern) when he proclaimed that "we caused" the 9/11 attacks and former President George W. Bush (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/George+W.+Bush) admitted to him that the Iraq (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Iraq) war was a mistake.

"They flew the plane in, but we caused it," the 85-year-old crooner told Stern on his Sirius Radio (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Sirius+Satellite+Radio+Inc.) show Monday night. "Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop."

Bennett's controversial answer came after Stern asked the World War II vet how the U.S. (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/United+States) should deal with the terrorists responsible for toppling the Twin Towers.

"But who are the terrorists?" Bennett said, according to ABC News (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/ABC+Inc.). "Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don't make a right."

Bennett went on to describe a night in 2005 when then-President Bush made a frank admission to him about the war in Iraq.

The pair were at an event at the Kennedy Center (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/John+F.+Kennedy+Center+for+the+Performing+Arts) honoring Bennett.

"He told me personally that night that, he said, 'I think I made a mistake,'" said Bennett, who was appearing on the show to promote his new album, "Duets II."

Bennett said he believed that the president made this revelation because "he had a special liking to me."

Bush could not immediately be reached for comment.

Bennett said he just so happens to agree with the former president.

"To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally," he said.

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09-21-2011, 12:53 AM
What do you think, FMJ? Was it an inside job? And what's the deal with Building 7?