MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Tuesday that former President George W. Bush had a "wise ass" attitude about terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

"I’m not a Bush hater, but that was wise-ass behavior there," he said. "Just wise-ass. I mean this is the rich kid acting like I don’t care about that old girlfriend that dumped me. That was behavioral weirdness right there."

Matthews' guest Joan Walsh suggested Bush tried to downplay the importance of capturing or killing Osama bin Laden so that Americans would focus on Saddam Hussein and Iraq.

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