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9/11, probably the darkest moment in the history of the USA shocked the whole world. This was one of the biggest terrorist attacks in the history and for this reason, that time president George Bush was questioned about his capabilities. A lot has been said about George Bush's presidency.
These never-before-seen photos of George Bush during the attack show the darkest moments of his tenure.
Nearly 3000 people were killed in the attack on World Trade Centre. One of the biggest terrorist attacks in the history of USA.
The former president's initial reactions were heavily criticized by the people after being featured on "Fahrenheit 9/11", a documentary based on 9/11 attacks by Michael Moore.
Bush was inside the White House when this tragic incident happened. These photos were supplied by Eric Draper a personal photographer of George Bush showing him before he had to address the nation.
As the whole country was suffering from the biggest terrorist attack, these photos snapped by his photographer Eric, on that day seems to show a different side of the Bush than what the world saw that day.
The picture showing Bush watching coverage of the attacks and addressing the nation via television address from the Oval Office.
According to Eric Draper in an interview in 2015, capturing that story was difficult. "I had to focus to be at the right time and in the right place and had to leave behind the emotions to capture the story." - he said.
According to Eric, everyone did their job that day. He knew his job was to present a crystal clear pictures of what was in front of him inside the White House.
In 2011, Bush himself described this event as the defining moments of his presidency time.
Bush said, "I went from being a president who primarily focused on domestic issues to a wartime president - something I never anticipated nor I ever wanted to be."