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George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death
ABC News ^

Posted on 05/13/2011 7:05:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death

Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas.

"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."

The 43rd president and man who initiated the hunt for bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks has shied from the spotlight since news broke nearly two weeks ago. Bush has declined interview requests and Obama's invitation to join him at Ground Zero to meet with victims' families and first responders four days after the raid.

But appearing before the crowd of 1,800 at the glitzy Bellagio resort and casino, Bush appeared light-h earted and relaxed in talking about bin Laden's death.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; dubyarocks; mansman; obl; osamabinladenkilled; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush
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souffle????
1 posted on 05/13/2011 7:05:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

At least it wasn’t quiche. :-)


2 posted on 05/13/2011 7:08:03 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Real men aren’t afraid to eat souffle.


3 posted on 05/13/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies,” Yep them Bushes are TRUE Texans aren’t they. Boy did WE get suckered.


4 posted on 05/13/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: US Navy Vet

You’re only kidding yourself.


5 posted on 05/13/2011 7:13:20 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Sub-Driver

What PR wizbang thought it was a good idea to reference “souffle” with Bid Laden’s capture.

Once again, Bush aligns himself with losers. This time a PR flunky.


6 posted on 05/13/2011 7:13:45 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: US Navy Vet

Your should have said, “Biscuits and gravy.” Now the story is about what he eats rather than the very classy way he has comported himself after his service to the country.


7 posted on 05/13/2011 7:14:42 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: American Quilter

Plouffe

8 posted on 05/13/2011 7:14:42 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: US Navy Vet
“I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies,” Yep them Bushes are TRUE Texans aren’t they. Boy did WE get suckered.

Hey, it could have been barbequed souffle! :0)

9 posted on 05/13/2011 7:15:31 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: US Navy Vet; nhwingut

Ok, I am not getting this. WTH is wrong with souffle?


10 posted on 05/13/2011 7:15:54 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: nhwingut

Would you have rather they referenced where he was and what he was reading on 9/11?


11 posted on 05/13/2011 7:16:51 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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“souffle????”

Same problem he had as president - communication.

Too much detail about unneeded, insignificant crap, not enough of the meat of the message. One, unscripted moment on top of a fire truck was magic, too much of the communication during the remaining time in office was just blather.

12 posted on 05/13/2011 7:17:10 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: US Navy Vet

Couldn’t he have faked it and said barbeque or something more manly?


13 posted on 05/13/2011 7:17:19 AM PDT by kempster
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To: nhwingut
What PR wizbang thought it was a good idea to reference “souffle” with Bid Laden’s capture.

Once again, Bush aligns himself with losers. This time a PR flunky.

Unlike any liberal, Bush would not stop to think up a lie to make himself look good, and simply blurt out the truth.

14 posted on 05/13/2011 7:17:26 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: American Quilter

You know from the left we’ll get a bunch of comments about the food instead of the substance, probably some sort of class warfare comments they are good for. (by the way, you should see some of the souffle’s at Rise No.1. They have a BBQ souffle that you would kill for.)


15 posted on 05/13/2011 7:19:42 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Sub-Driver
Bush said U.S. foreign policy needs to continue to promote the ideas of democracy and freedom as a way to combat global terrorism.

Instead of "a way" didn't President Bush say, "THE way?"

President Bush's insistence on showing the muslim world the benefits of freedom is what will win the war.

16 posted on 05/13/2011 7:20:33 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: kempster

He probably did have the BBQ souffle. It’s on the menu.


17 posted on 05/13/2011 7:21:06 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: FReepers
Bush's Fault!

18 posted on 05/13/2011 7:21:20 AM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Would you have rather they referenced where he was and what he was reading on 9/11?

How about the PR wiz writes: "I was eating at a restaurant...." Period.
19 posted on 05/13/2011 7:21:31 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe it was shoo fly pie?


20 posted on 05/13/2011 7:22:07 AM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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