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Tony Bennett on Stern - the Reason for 9/11 and being a Pacifist

Here is the Youtube link for Part Two of Howard Stern's interview with Tony Bennett - posted on Youtube on 9/19/11- please listen for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7nTy_jhQ8E&feature=related

For those of you who would rather read than listen, here is a transcript - to the best of my ability - from about 3:45 into the clip.

TONY BENETT: Everybody that lives in America loves America - rightfully so. And so did the rest of the world - until recently. We never did illegal things.


BENNETT: You know, to start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally.

STERN: What about Afghanistan - How do you stop terrorism? What do you do with these guys? I mean, what do you do?

BENNETT: You just eliminate all weapons.

STERN: But how are you going to do that?

BENNETT: You make it all illegal.

STERN: How are you going to get rid of all the weapons? You're probably going to go in and take it from them?

BENNETT: Just melt them. Make things out of them.....

BENNETT: We're intellectual cavemen.

STERN: Right... Listen, you're right - but what do you do about the terrorists who blew up the World Trade Center?

BENNETT: But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists? Or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don't make a right.

STERN: They're the ones who started it with that plane flying into the World Trade Center. What do you do?

BENNETT: I don't know about that.

STERN: You don't think so?

BENNETT: Well, that's another story...

STERN: Are you one of those conspiracy guys who thinks they didn't fly the plane in - that maybe the government started it?

BENNETT: No, no - they flew the plane in. But we caused it.

STERN: Why? Because....

BENNETT: Because we were bombing them, and they told us to stop... They said - What are you doing? - and they came on stronger. And they, they - Come on, we're gong to have to retaliate. No, no, no - they said - give them four times as much.

STERN: So, sometimes it's not clear.

BENNETT: So sometimes it's not clear.

In Part One of the interview, Tony Bennett speaks very powerfully and movingly about his experience in war and how it led him to become a pacifist. Here is the link to Part One:

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"Just melt them"!

"Get rid of all the weapons."

OMG. Another lunatic who thinks inanimate objects are the problem!
What about rocks and logs? Burn them all?

What's next? Put the genie back in the bottle?

He should stick with peaceful non-interventionism, and get off the leftist disarming bandwagon.

Right! See how well no

Right! See how well no weapons worked in Europe! Instead people were buying baseball bats and bashing people's skulls in. Which is more brutal?

No chance of protecting yourself with a bat when 30 ppl have em around you.

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