`Obama played cards during Osama raid in Abbottabad`

President Barack Obama played cards during part of the raid in Pakistan that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Last Updated: Aug 15, 2013, 14:33 PM IST

Washington: President Barack Obama played cards during part of the raid in Pakistan that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The president`s former body man Reggie Love said Obama did not want to be in the Situation Room the entire time they were waiting for news of the raid.

According to Politico, Love told UCLA Luskin School of Public Affair`s Jim Newton at an Artists and Athletes Alliance forum, he and the president, along with White House photographer Pete Souza and Obama aide Marvin Nicholson, gathered in the private dining room to play a couple rounds of cards.

Love added that they must have played 15 games of spades.

ANI