Tony Bennett in bizarre rant as he claims 'America caused 9/11' and 'George Bush told me he regretted the war in Iraq'
They flew the plane in, but we caused it' he said on Howard Stern
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Last updated at 10:59 PM on 20th September 2011
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Tony Bennett spoke about 9/11 and the Iraq war on Howard Stern's Sirius radio show
Legendary singer Tony Bennett said in an interview with Howard Stern on Monday night that 'we caused' the 9/11 attacks.
He also went on to say that President George W. Bush confided in him that the war in Iraq was a mistake.
Speaking on Stern's Sirius Radio show, Mr Bennett, who describes himself as a pacifist, said: 'They flew the plane in, but we caused it.
'Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.'
Stern had asked the singer, a World War II vet, how the U.S. should deal with the terrorists responsible for the World Trade Centre attacks.
'But who are the terrorists?' Mr Bennett said, according to ABC News.
'Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don't make a right.'
The 85-year-old spoke of the night in 2005 when then-President Bush made that astonishing statement.
Mr Bennett said: 'He told me personally that night that, he said, 'I think I made a mistake".'
The event was in honour of Mr Bennett and he said he believed Mr Bush made the admission because he liked the singer.
Mr Bennett said that his experiences as a teenager in combat in the Second World War forever changed his position on war.
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