Bennett appeared on the Howard Stern show yesterday and blamed the United States for the Muslim terrorist attacks of 9/11, including the World Trade Center Twin Towers in the town he lives (The Guardian). He also claims President Bush told him the Iraq War was a mistake.
"I'm anti-war," Bennett told Howard Stern this week. "It's the lowest form of human behaviour." Although the singer refused to be drawn into conversations on sex or drugs, he opened fire on the architects of the war on terror, citing his experiences as a soldier in the second world war. "The first time I saw a dead German, that's when I became a pacifist," Bennett said.
"To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally," the singer continued. When Stern suggested it was "terrorists" who "started it", Bennett balked. "I don't know about that," he replied. "Who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don't make a right … They flew the plane in, but we caused it … We were bombing them and they told us to stop."
Bennett recalled talking to then-president George W Bush at a gala in December 2005. "He told me personally that night … 'I think I made a mistake,'" Bennett said. On Tuesday a representative for Bush denied the story, calling it "flatly wrong".
So the first time he saw a dead German, he didn't want to fight. What about when you saw the dead bodies and starving faces of the Jews in the German concentration camps? Didn't that make you want to fight, or do you just side with the enemy, you cocaine tooting crooner? It's too bad Gen. George S. Patton didn't visit your unit and snap some sense into you.
Not only did he leave his heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett left his brain there as well. Pack it in, Tony! Frank Sinatra was an original, and you're just an imitator.
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