Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ron Paul and Tony Bennett Agree on Foreign Policy (and what was behind 9-11)

On 9-11, Bennett said in an interview with Howard Stern:
To start a war in Iraq was a tremendous, tremendous mistake internationally. But 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. Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.
On war in general, Bennett told Stern:
I’m anti-war. It’s the lowest form of human behavior.
Bennett said he became anti-war as a result of being drafted by the U.S. Army in November 1944 and serving as an infantryman in Europe, moving across France, and later into Germany:

The Germans were frightened. We were frightened. Nobody wanted to kill anybody when we were on the line, but the weapons were so strong that it overcame us and everybody else.

The first time I saw a dead German, that’s when I became a pacifist.

It was a nightmare that’s permanent. I just said, "This is not life. This is not life."


  1. Soldiers Against War
    The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
    by John V. Denson