Skip to comments.Tony Bennett apologizes for 9/11 remark (He left his heart in New York City)
Posted on 09/21/2011 9:29:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Tony Bennett has apologized for remarks he made during an interview with Howard Stern Monday.
Talking about 9/11, Bennett said the U.S. caused the attacks.
In a statement issued late Tuesday, according to Newsday.com, Bennett said, "There is simply no excuse for terrorism and the murder of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country. My life experiences -- ranging from the Battle of the Bulge (in World War II) to marching with Martin Luther King -- made me a lifelong humanist and pacifist, and reinforced my belief that violence begets violence and that war is the lowest form of human behavior.
"I am sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world."
While promoting his new album of duets, "Duets II," on Stern's radio show, Bennett asserted that the U.S. was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
"They flew the plane in, but we caused it," Bennett told Stern, according to the New York Daily News. The "they" in his statement is presumably terrorists.
Bennett also says former president George W. Bush admitted to him that the war in Iraq was a mistake. At an event at the Kennedy Center to honor Bennett, the singer says Mr. Bush told him, "I think I made a mistake," according to the Daily News.
A spokesman for Mr. Bush denied that to the Daily News, telling the newspaper, calling the account "flatly wrong."
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Nice try, Tony, but I’m still not buying the CD (or the spin).
Seems like Mr. Bennett left his brain at the door to the Green Room.
And? How do we know Bush wasn't saying he made a mistake inviting Tony to the festivities?
Another leftist traitor covering up their hate with “pacifist” lies.
Mr. Bennett meant what he said. Otherwise he wouldn’t have said it.
Trying to step back from that assertion today, is like trying to rewind a sunset.
Tony, of course a little feeble, mis-heard President Bush. What he actually said was “I spit on your steak.”
I wonder how well the whole pacifist bit went over during The Battle of the Bulge. What a fool.
lots of fun on his facebook page...
He once said he wouldn’t sing the Star Spangled Banner,because he didn’t sing war songs!.
He’s a Leftist Ass....too late Tony!
What this shows — think about it — is that the human mind is not the center of the universe.
I surprised Tony Jackass’ head could fit through the door of Stern’s studio.
Another classic case of an older entertainer living in their own little dream world.
“I am sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world.”
Typical smarmy doubletalk. This is a statement ranking right up there with the Dixie Chics’ backtracking after THEIR ‘I hate America’ vomit.
Thanks but NO THANKS, Tony!!!
Why do these celebs keep shooting themselves in the foot by revealing their leftist political views? Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, Barbara Streisand have all tarnished their stardom.
Now if Bennett had said the shadow government had something to do with 9/11 there may be some credence to his statement.
The shadow government may very well have had a great deal to do with it!
Different type of war...and different enemy...pure evil.
In other news, Obama is backing off the idea of Palestinian statehood.
Next time, Anthony Dominick Benedetto, learn the words before you sing.
Heart in San Francisco, brain in neutral ...
re: “While promoting his new album of duets, “Duets II,” on Stern’s radio show, Bennett asserted that the U.S. was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.”
I am sure his sales took a dive in response to his idiotic assertions. Thus a little backtracking on his statement. But he said what he said because he believes it.
Tony, you’re old enough to know that some statements are irretrievable and unforgivable. Like saying that your country brought one of the most horrific attacks in history upon itself.
You can’t get the toothpaste back in the tube, Tony.
Sadly, lots of lefty loon posts there........very sad.
From now on, ‘promoting’ things may become a little more problematic for Tony.
Let him try his ‘grand old man of show biz’ routine on people who will remember this piece of gratuitous BS and unalloyed hostility to the US.
Americans do NOT need this crap from ‘more-money-than-brains’ actors and singers. We are sick of it by now. F&^% him!!
Another “artist” who assumes that his record sales means we all want to know his views about everything on earth.
Shut up and sing.
On second thought, just shut up.
"Bennett also says former president George W. Bush admitted to him that the war in Iraq was a mistake. At an event at the Kennedy Center to honor Bennett, the singer says Mr. Bush told him, "I think I made a mistake," according to the Daily News."
That's an apology? Not only is that not an apology but he then proceeds to slander President Bush.
Benedetto was drafted into the United States Army in November 1944, during the final stages of World War II. He did basic training at Fort Dix and Fort Robinson as part of becoming an infantry rifleman. Benedetto ran afoul of a sergeant from the South who disliked the Italian from New York City and heavy doses of KP duty or BAR cleaning resulted. Processed through the huge Le Havre replacement depot, in January 1945, he was assigned as a replacement infantryman to 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division, a unit filling in for the heavy losses suffered in the Battle of the Bulge. He moved across France, and later, into Germany. As March 1945 began, he joined the front line and what he would later describe as a "front-row seat in hell."
So he wasn't actually in the Battle of the Bulge, but a sergeant was mean to him and he had KP had to clean rifles at Fort Dix. Pretty much the same thing.
Pacifists are evil. Yes, I said evil.
He thinks we shouldn’t have fought the Nazis? Moron!
Tony!....Apparently you left your brains in San Fransisco also.....
Tony can shove it. He has been a Demonrat for years, supporting liberal politicians big time. He got turned off years ago in our house, and while I still listen some to Frank and Dean and Sammy, this has-been Bennett will NOT be played.
I’d refuse to buy his crap if I weren’t already on the “no to Tony Bennett” bandwagon.
His fake apology is happening merely because he got a call from his PR people, telling him it was a bad move. He said what he meant. He is obviously a rich non-thinking moron entertainer who fancies himself a sophisticate.
Wrong. There are many forms of human behavior that are lower: appeasement, cowardice, collaboration, torture, genocide. Just wars such as Americans have fought for centuries are not in that category.
Again, I maintain that the glue from Benedetto's hairpiece penetrated the blood-brain barrier long ago.
Why do so many people believe that if someone has talent in one area, they must have something of value to add in a complete unrelated field?
Sadly Tony Islam begets violence as much as many of us hoped and prayed otherwise. Islam is what caused 911. Islam is evil and its cancer is trying to kill all that is good, right, and beautiful.
yes. I guess he would have just let Hitler overrun Europe and the the world. The whiney weenie would have lasted two seconds as a caveman. Then we wouldn’t even being listening to his dribble.
Words out of the mouth trump words on paper.
I find this often happens with weak people. They hang out with the ‘in crowd’ and start parroting their language. Tony picked the wrong crowd to mimic and hang our with - celebrities are all about oohing and aahing over each other.
These weak people are easy to spot once you gently nudge the unsuspecting subject from their talking points and ask for facts. One weapon I especially like to utilize is to ask them where they got their college degree.
Okay then, get back to me when we can have an intelligent conversation based on facts, not your little friends’ opinions.
I appreciate your service BACK THEN. But it is my opinion that your recent actions are conduct unbecoming to the military. And watch for your royalties and residuals to dry up. Nobody likes someone who calls a bully names, while hiding behind a more honorable person who has the balls to believe in and do the right thing.
Oh. I see he said this on a show intended to promote the sale of his product. What a idiot. His manager and business people must have pulled a few hairs out of their head. These liberal artists are so narcissistic they live in a whole other world. That is sort of like Bill Gates going on a TV show to promote Windows 20 billion and telling the audience he like to kill and eat small children and unsuspecting kitties and puppies. Uh . . . huh? Liberalism truly is a mental illness.
He should have included an apology for BEING DUMB ENOUGH TO GRANT HOWIE AND INTERVIEW! Duuuuuuuugh!
And to all the other men who bravely fought in WWI, WWII and all the other wars, I thank you. I could just cry right now, thinking of your suffering and also of your bravery. It is moments like I just had, reading of the battles you fought in, that make me MORE proud to be an American.
I love you guys and God Bless You!!!!
Seek and Find:
“His fake apology is happening merely because he got a call from his PR people, telling him it was a bad move.”
More likely a call from his accountant.