Witness to history: White House photographer and the images of 9/11
In a holding classroom at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, President Bush talks on a secure phone while communications director Dan Bartlett points to a TV showing the second plane hitting the World Trade Center on 9/11.
September 9th, 2011
05:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Witness to history: White House photographer and the images of 9/11

Washington (CNN) - As the president's personal photographer and head of the White House Photo Office, Eric Draper was with President George W. Bush for nearly every day of his eight-year term, often just a few feet away.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, he was there, too.

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Filed under: 9/11 • George W. Bush
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    For 30 years, republicans have been wrong on every important issue affecting Americans.

    September 9, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Ed Texas

    The horrible events of Sept 11 brought us together as a nation. Unfortunately, some used it to to react and poorly plan of attack to those who harmed our country. George Bush's two unfunded and poorly planned wars have become a black mark on our country after 9/11, Obama got bin Laden and we are all grateful. Lets just hope the next ten years our government works smarter against terrorism and those who want to harm our country than they did the first eight years after 9/11.

    September 9, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Now that we have a memorial built and soon to be dedicated, can the media please tone down the 9/11 programming a bit. At some point, we need to move on and let those who suffered heal. I know several victims families, and most are tired of the media coverage and hope the memorial will bring some closure to the intense media coverage every year. it is beginning to tear open at old wounds.

    September 9, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  4. Little Jimmy Truth

    Bush's personal photographer had fantastic job. Great job!!!
    *thumbs up*

    September 9, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    The victim families that I know wish to remember their family members, not mourn them annually with yet another funeral like ceremony.

    September 9, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  6. Ben Dover

    And we all saw Andy card tell the Pres. The towers were hit and Bush sat there like a deer in front of head lights!

    September 9, 2011 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  7. diridi

    Beef up security, watch southern border, Northern Borders, and all Airports....cut number of Immigrations too....it is good for this nation, do not say we are Democrats, we are Republicans, say we are "Americans". Don't give automatic citizenship just because Child is born here to illegals, non-citizens, and non-immigrants....change the law....they are man made...o.k,

    September 10, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |