George W. Bush Eating Souffle When Obama Called About Osama bin Laden

May 13, 2011 9:02am

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer Reports: Former president George W. Bush said he was eating souffle at a restaurant with his wife and friends when President Obama called with the Osama bin Laden news.

"I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas.

"I excused myself and went home to take the call," he added. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden is dead.'"

Bush told attendees the president described in detail the secret mission to raid bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and the decision he made to put the plan into motion.

Bush told Obama, “Good call.”

But when asked how he felt upon learning the news, Bush said he was "not overjoyed." The campaign to track down the 9/11 mastermind was done not "out of hatred but to exact judgment," he explained.

Read more about President Bush’s reaction HERE.

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