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. clearmind

    @ Ahkmed meant "did you do"

    September 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ahkmed the Terror Guy

    Ahkmed play goat-grab but run out of goat use sheep. But Ahkmed not topic is Bush happy topic. Bush not happy Usama dead but Bush happy when Usama's brother Salim bin Laden die in freak plane crash when Bush still owe Salim 5,000,000 dollars Salim loan to Bush for to be starting "Arbusto Energy". Bush name it Arbusto because Bush think is spanish for "bush" but is spanish for "shrub" bit ok for he to be from Texas and is ok to be ignorant is fashion there to be slow. Ahkmed stop at diner in Crawford, TX disguised as illegal Mexican and cowboy say "please pass me the buddah" and Ahkmed say Allah ! not Buddah and cowboy say not him not speak spanish.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. clearmind

    LMAO.. Oh yeah, shrub, I can see Bush's Stupid A face, guffy look. your getting real good at this dialog pal. And I can see bush kicking the dirt, cursing Salim out. How long did you say you've been here?

    September 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. clearmind

    sorry it took so long wouldn't post and I had to take a leek

    September 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. clearmind

    Gotta go out for a bit, be back later if your there Ahkmed, if not nice chatting .

    September 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. justathought

    There is no reason to ceibrate the death of anyone, and getting Bin Ladin was just a dirty job that needed to be done like cleaning out a sewer line.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. clearmind

    Ahkmed if you can tell without a doubt that the video is of the pentagon then perhaps you saw a different video than I did. the one I saw was a blur nothing else the `building` was a blur. also as far as the internet goes sorry just dont believe everything I read opinions are like @ss. holes .... the internet is mostly opinion. I never said anyone was crazy

    September 5, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. larry

    @saywhat; I actually took the time some time back when someone else posed the question about the fire not being hot enough to melt steel unfortunately for the conspiracy theorists that myth is busted, the fire was definitely hot enough to cause the damage that occurred. As for the Taliban offering to give up Bin Laden how do we know Bush didn't show them proof? That's not something the White House would've released and rightly so. Besides the Taliban would've denied any proof even if they had watched Bin Laden do it with their own eyes-these are not rational people by any stretch of the imagination. Not only that but they were also complicit because they gave training grounds to Bin Laden and Al Qaeda so they could prepare for 9/11.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ramtough

    AW, c'mon guys, let's lighten up on ole Bushie. He's as close to getting his big multi-billion(maybe trillion) dollar plan from networking to with bin-laden to cause the down-fall of America to at the same time getting the pay-off and letting them know that everything is a go to China, who has time to worry about a pawn called "Bin-Laden". Anybody here play Chess?

    September 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. casual observer

    @clearmind. The Pentagon refused to release their high-tech viseo surveillance of 9/11 "for reasons of national security" It took the victim's families lawyers lawsuits vs. The Pentagon to finally get them released under our "Freedom of information" act of Congress. The Pentagon had no less than 6 cameras trained where the building was hit, yet they only released the one video, and it was stamped 9/12, so they were forced to release the original which is online for all to see even today. Flight 77 was a jumbo jet. If you mistake that tiny little "blurr" for a jumbo jet...and I don't know which video you watched, but the ones I've seen are all crystal-clear, especially if you view them frame by frame. That was in fact an DU missile that hit. And how else did some of the responding firemen come down with DU illness, the same illness troops get when exposed to depleted uranium? Goto and get informed.

    September 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. clearmind

    Ok Ahkmed and saywhat and whoever else where did the people on flight 77 go were they a figment of EVERYONE`S imagination? where is the plane where are all of the people .... so now you have 4 planes with passengers and crew that have completely disappeared from the face of the earth. or never existed? the government is good

    September 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. casual observer

    And obviously you don't really want to know what really happened. We've had 10 freaking years to look into this, and in that time hundreds of investigations have been done by all kinds of professionals who have been posting their findings online for years. If you still have questions concerning what really happened, it's because you really don't want to know. What evidence do you have that a jumbo jet hit? That jet engine found at the pentagon? Take a close look at it...zoom-in. It doesn't even match the engines of flight 77. The gov. did a sloppy coverup because they knew that most of US would never spend the hundreds of hours needed to reach an informed conclusion, and that those Americans who did, would be labled 'theorists' and spit-on by our fellow "Americans" for even questioning Uncle Sam.

    September 5, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. clearmind

    You can make up photoshop images, have some expert so and so say this and that. but what about the people and their families how do you reason them away? how do you reason the phone calls made on airplanes?

    September 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. casual observer

    @clearmind...are you saying that The Pentagon doctored the videos they were forced to release? Read my post above, again. And reason on this: if your house was burned doown by an arsonist, and your home was secured by an security company, would you not get ticked-off if the investigators refused to even ask your security company what their surveilance showed? Of course you would. And that's exactly what happened on 9/11...(cont)

    September 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. clearmind

    One more ramble ... as far as the FOREIGN AGENTS filming as if they knew what was going to happen? I dont know maybe the people who did it TIPPED THEM OFF??? How unreasonale that countries that hate us might TALK?... and the plastic holder not melting? how do you explain a tornado going through a town and ONE house left standing when all others around it are demolished? its a freakish incident!

    September 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
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