While singer Tony Bennett was promoting his upcoming album ‘Duets II’, which features Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse, he made some pretty controversial remarks about the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.
Bennett was speaking to Howard Stern on Monday on his Sirius radio program when Stern asked him how he deals with terrorists. Bennett replied by saying; “But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
Stern tried to point out that it was the 9/11 hijackers that flew the planes into the World Trade Center, Bennett said; “They flew the plane in, but we caused it. Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.”
Bennett is a World War II veteran that served in Germany and after his time in the war, Tony became a pacifist. In 2005 Bennett claims that George W. Bush told him “personally” that he “made a mistake” with the war on Iraq.
Check out the audio of Bennett speaking to Howard about 9/11 below.
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