New Photos Show How Bush, Cheney Reacted on 9/11

National Archives releases the images following an FOIA request
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2015 5:59 AM CDT
New Photos Show How Bush, Cheney Reacted on 9/11
President Bush with Vice President Cheney in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)   (National Archives)

There are many images from 9/11 that endure. The National Archives has just added 356 more photos to our visual archive of the day with yesterday's release of images taken by Dick Cheney's staff photographer. The description of the album, viewable on Flickr, specifies that it contains photos of the vice president taken on 9/11 during meetings in the President's Emergency Operations Center (which USA Today points out is located deep below the White House) and while he was en route to Camp David, which PBS describes as "the first in a series of 'undisclosed locations' where the vice president camped out in the weeks after the attacks."

Among those who make appearances in the photos: President George W. Bush, wives Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. As PBS puts it, "the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on" their faces. The Houston Chronicle's read: "tired-but-focused looking faces drank coffee and assessed what had just occurred and presumably discussed what was to come next." The release is the result of an FOIA request made by Colette Neirouz Hanna, a coordinating producer for Frontline who the Chronicle notes produced the documentary Bush's War. (More 9/11 attacks stories.)

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