George W. Bush Breaks His Silence On The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden
Former President George W. Bush spoke about the killing of Osama bin Laden during a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas, his first public comments since the raid.
“I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies,” Bush said when asked what he was doing when he received the call from President Obama, according to an ABC News contributor who attended the event.
“I excused myself and went home to take the call,” Bush said. “Obama simply said ‘Osama Bin Laden is dead.'”
Bush said Obama described in detail the secret mission to raid bin Laden’s Pakistani compound and the decision he made to put the plan into motion. He told Obama, “Good call.”
Bush said it’s good bin Laden is dead but he’s not about to go chanting “USA! USA!”
When asked by forum moderator Melissa Lee of CNBC how he felt upon learning the news, Bush said he was “not overjoyed,” explaining that the campaign to track down the 9/11 mastermind was done not “out of hatred but to exact judgment.”Click here for reuse options!
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