Artist and World War II veteran Tony Bennett may have possibly said one the most controversial statement this month. During a Howard Stern Sirius Radio show, Bennett said the horrific event that took place on Sept. 11, 2001 was “caused” by Americans.
United Press International wrote, “About 3,000 people were killed when Muslim extremists hijacked four commercial airliners and flew two into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon.”
Bennett was quoted by the New York Daily News by saying, “They flew the plane in, but we caused it. Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.”
When asked by Stern how he thinks the U.S. should deal with the terrorists responsible for the deaths of thousands on September 11, Bennett responded, “But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
Bennett explained that former President George W. Bush had told him that the war in Iraq was “a mistake.”
Bennett said, “He told me personally that night that, he said, ‘I think I made a mistake.’ To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally.”