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.