George W. Talks About Reaction to Osama bin Laden's Death

Posted: May 13, 2011 10:10 AM
George W. Bush disclosed more of how he heard about the death of Osama bin Laden at a conference Wednesday in Las Vegas.  According to the ABC News report,  Bush said he was at a restaurant with his wife and two friends when he got the news.

"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 also said, according to ABC, that he was "not overjoyed" to hear of bin Laden's death because the campaign was about exacting justice, not a hate-filled mission of revenge.