September 5th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Bush: no sense of jubilation at bin Laden's death

Former President George W. Bush says he experienced no pleasure when he heard about the death of Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader responsible for orchestrating the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

"He was sitting in a restaurant in Dallas when the Secret Service told him that President (Barack) Obama wanted to speak to him. He then learned about the assassination," documentarian Peter Schnall told CNN in an interview set to air Monday.

Bush "said to us certainly there was no sense of jubilation (and) certainly no sense of happiness," Schnall stressed. "If anything, he felt that finally there was a sense of closure."

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  1. Cesar

    @Pit Bull: Yea, very cute phunnie boy. Kiss my butt too.

    September 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. clearmind

    @saywhat Please answer my question all of your bravado about a plane not hitting the pentagon.... What about flight 93 was that real? or hasnt anyone found a way to twist that around yet? I DO NOT listen to FOX news I find it incredibly predictable and one sided. @jordan my apology I misread your post was seeing it through angry eyes @banasy thank you for pointing it out.

    September 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Justen beiber

    Thank u bush for the debt.

    September 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. larry

    @saywhat; sometimes an apple is just an apple and nothing more. Most conspiracy theorists start out on one issue but then it cascades into every facet of their life. Eventually conspiracy theories take over their whole life and they lose everything: job, family, friends and eventually their sanity. You're well on your way to the part of losing your sanity get help now before it's too late, please for your own good.

    September 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @ Clearmind

    As I said many times before on these blogs, I don't have answers. I seek them. And continue seeking them. And seek them from experts in their respective fields.
    What happened to Flight 93? What brought down the Twin Towers? Why were agents of a foreign country celebrating on a NYC rooftop filming the horror, their equiopment all set up as if they had foreknowledge? FBI nabbed them red-handed. And 60 more of them from different places. Why was all this swept under the carpet of the massive cover up that ensued?
    Why are reputable architects & engineers, like the californian architect Richard Gage questioning the veracity of the claim that the planes crashing into the buildings brought them down? And with thousands of their colleagues trying to get the Congress to reopen the 9/11 enquiry?
    Or why the veteran ITN/BBC correspondent Alan Hart who has been digging in this crime points his finger elsewhere? And raises more disturbing questions.
    Why was Bush made to reject the offer twice from Taliban in 2001 to hand over Osama Bin Laden to us if we could prove he was behind 9/11 attacks?
    The only evidence that we have is one video of Osama claiming responsibility, which most western agencies discarded as doctored.
    I don't have answers & would like to have them too.

    @ larry
    Thanks for your kind advice. " All theories are not conspiracies".
    As for your concern for my sanity, don't worry. Those who claim to be sane & suspect others of losing it, are more often than not in need of serious help.
    And then of course my posts are for thinking folks.

    September 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Good night all. And sleep well.
    Ruffnut, Philip, banasy, JIF take care guys.

    September 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Why should there be? After all, we don't even know if it was the true Ussama bin Laden! Somehow I still doubt it as the true bin Laden most probably died of kidney failure 8 or 9 years ago!

    September 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. clearmind

    @saywhat maybe we are on the same journey starting at different points. thank you for the conversation. it is just so hard for me to believe that our government had any part in this. my apology for the rude language.

    September 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    "Wanted: Dead or Alive" man with eyes too close together say but not happy with 'dead'? How happy be 'alive' and go to trial and see?. No, is not 1800s wild wild west. Is 2,000s. Everything is go backwards. First not OK aassasination for suspect before process of due, now OK no matter process. Ahkmed confused. Maybe headless goat know for sure the right way? Funnies: Bill "skeleton closet.com" Clinton book sell 400,000 copies but for only George "hereinreality.com" Bush sell only 200,000 even when Clinton say George book goody in public many many times. Maybe if Bolton look like Lewinsky both be same guy? William George Herbert Jefferson Bush Walker Clinton is real name? Only way to tell check oval office for stain and see look if lies turn wallpaper brown.

    September 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    @clearmind? What? You not see CNN story CIA help Gadhafi for long time at same time Uncle Sam say Gadhafi bad man must go? Maybe cleareye have patch cyclops.

    September 5, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. clearmind

    @Ahkmed LOL good one you got me

    September 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    Is always this way in A merica? One A merican has question of government and next A merican say firt A merican crazy for ask question? To be confuse loving of government with loving of country always here? Maybe one who say other is crazy believe in miracle where terrorist plastic passport not melt byt jet fuel melt everything else? Ahkmed from out of town and even raise eyebrow at Pebtagon video show missile not flight 77. FBI is conspiracy theorist too for be they say explosives go-off in building but Congress not listen, you not want to hear own government not honest and forthcoming so no can hear put head in sand. who to be up for play game of goat-grab later?

    September 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Travis

    I'm jubilant!!! After all, we do know it was the true Ussama bin Laden! Ding dong, the b!tch is dead!!!

    September 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    @clearmind. You have internet connections, so maybe use one and be for goto Youtube.com and watch see 'Confessions of an Economic Hitman' when have 20 min. to kill and see what really go down? It is former NSA man come clean and now many come clean too.

    September 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. clearmind

    okay, hey what do you end up doing this weekend?

    September 5, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
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