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A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 9/12/01
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Posted on 09/12/2001 6:04:24 PM PDT by rintense

SPECIAL EDITION

The following photos are from the past 36 hours in the lives of President Bush, his wife, his staff, and his family. Pay paritcular attention to the close-up of his face, and look at his eyes. This great man had been crying. There are no words that I can express that can do justice to the powerful words these photos conjure up.

As you look at these photos, please think of all the people who have lost loved ones. Think of all the valiant fireman and police officers- including the entire bomb squad from the NYC police department. Think of the brave passengers on the flight that went down in PA. Think of our good friend Barbara Olson. Think of what might have happened had the plane hit the White House instead. Think of our country as a whole. Think of the colors, red, white, and blue.

And then think of the revenge, retaliation, and pay back that will happen in the days to come.


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1 posted on 09/12/2001 6:04:24 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
Thank you for these.
2 posted on 09/12/2001 6:09:52 PM PDT by steveegg
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3 posted on 09/12/2001 6:16:40 PM PDT by rintense
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PING!
4 posted on 09/12/2001 6:16:56 PM PDT by rintense
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5 posted on 09/12/2001 6:17:33 PM PDT by rintense
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6 posted on 09/12/2001 6:17:44 PM PDT by rintense
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7 posted on 09/12/2001 6:17:54 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
The look on President Bush's face in this first picture is so touching. He has been through pure hell since 6 o'clock yesterday morning.

May God bless President Bush and give him strength and wisdom while dealing with the fallout from the terrorist attacks that transpired yesterday.

8 posted on 09/12/2001 6:18:05 PM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc
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9 posted on 09/12/2001 6:18:11 PM PDT by rintense
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10 posted on 09/12/2001 6:19:03 PM PDT by rintense
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11 posted on 09/12/2001 6:19:18 PM PDT by rintense
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12 posted on 09/12/2001 6:19:41 PM PDT by rintense
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13 posted on 09/12/2001 6:20:49 PM PDT by rintense
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14 posted on 09/12/2001 6:21:29 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
Thanks for posting this photos today. Your opening was beautiful. I've been watching TV all day today, and watched most of the briefings to the press by Donald Rumsfield, Robert Mueller, Colin Powell, Ari Fleischer, and President Bush. I was struck by their resolve, but also struck about how drawn they looked, Ari Fleischer in particular. I'm fumbling for words, but the only thing that comes to mind is that the leaders are bloodied, but not bowed. God be with them and us.
15 posted on 09/12/2001 6:21:56 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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16 posted on 09/12/2001 6:22:11 PM PDT by rintense
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17 posted on 09/12/2001 6:22:45 PM PDT by rintense
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18 posted on 09/12/2001 6:23:22 PM PDT by rintense
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19 posted on 09/12/2001 6:23:54 PM PDT by rintense
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20 posted on 09/12/2001 6:25:06 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
Thank you for these. What a horrible nightmare this is and the fanatics are threatening more and worse. When will we stop crying?
21 posted on 09/12/2001 6:26:27 PM PDT by Brasil
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To: rintense
Dubya will have so much on his shoulders throughout his tenure. I fear that this is just the beginning, and I have no doubt that additional random acts of terroism will take place throughout the country in the future....sooner or later.

The expression on his face shows how serious he is. Clinton would have been biting his lip for the camera. Bush is not playing up to the camera...his emotions are genuine.

22 posted on 09/12/2001 6:26:32 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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23 posted on 09/12/2001 6:27:21 PM PDT by rintense
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Justice will be swift and proper
24 posted on 09/12/2001 6:30:32 PM PDT by Moonlight Graham
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Justice will be swift and proper
25 posted on 09/12/2001 6:30:32 PM PDT by Moonlight Graham
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Justice will be swift and proper
26 posted on 09/12/2001 6:30:36 PM PDT by Moonlight Graham
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To: rintense
TEARY-EYED BUMP
27 posted on 09/12/2001 6:32:22 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: rintense
Thanks, rintense. No words tonight.....just feelings. May God be with our President and all of us.
28 posted on 09/12/2001 6:32:43 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: rintense
Thanks for the wonderful pictures of our President carrying the burden of our country right now.

This is a man who will do the right thing and bring these murderers to justice.

I am so proud of our President and our country. We will overcome whatever our enemies try to throw in our way. They will never break the free spirit of America.

29 posted on 09/12/2001 6:33:02 PM PDT by AquariusStar22
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To: rintense
Thank you for the daily dose. Some how we needed to see the strong resolve of our President that says what he plans on doing and I pray God will give him wisdom to accomplish it.

God bless President Bush and America.

30 posted on 09/12/2001 6:34:11 PM PDT by swheats
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To: rintense
Thank You rintense, These photo's sure tell a story

I can't imagine the amount of pressure and stress our President is under at this moment. We all need to get on our knees and ask the Lord to guide our President and the leaders under his command.

31 posted on 09/12/2001 6:34:24 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Moonlight Graham
'They Will Pay'- Colin Powell
32 posted on 09/12/2001 6:36:37 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
Thank you so much for these pics. I was starting to lose it again when I heard about the Empire State evacuation. I now live in the land of the dust devils, but once I lived on the east coast.

My favorite picture is Rumsfeld, Powell, GW, and Cheney. God put our leaders where they are.

33 posted on 09/12/2001 6:38:02 PM PDT by GWfan
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To: rintense
"We will make no distinction between the terrorist and those who harbor them" -- President George W. Bush
34 posted on 09/12/2001 6:41:08 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: Rintense
Thank you, Rintense. And you're right--it does look as though our President has shed some tears for the cravenly, cowardly act against our people.

Thank God this wonderful man is our president. (As an aside, Clintoon would have LOVED to have been president when this happened--think of his legacy, and the act he would have put on today.)

Also I noticed in Dubya's speech to the nation, and in his pictures, that his face looks "fined down" as a result of his grief and responsibilities. Makes you wish you could offer some comfort to him right now, doesn't it? Well...Dubya, we're praying for you especially hard right now.

35 posted on 09/12/2001 6:41:32 PM PDT by kitkat
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Thanks, rintense. No words tonight.....just feelings. May God be with our President and all of us.

Amen, Carolinamom.

God has protected our President to continue his service to his Lord, and his country.
Thank you, Father. I am overwhelmed with both grief and thanksgiving.

36 posted on 09/12/2001 6:42:47 PM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: MJY1288
"We will hunt them down and punish them."---President George W. Bush
37 posted on 09/12/2001 6:45:57 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense
Thanks for the Ping, rintense. I really needed to see these pictures tonight. I don't know why but I just can't quit crying. It's all just so very sad. I can't understand how there can be people in the world who are this evil. How can it be????
38 posted on 09/12/2001 6:49:59 PM PDT by okstatemom
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To: rintense
Only a fool would doubt the resolve of this man. It's in his eyes, his facial expression, his posture, his salute to the Marine when he got off Marine One. The reponse will be appropriate, commensurate with the damage they have done, and then some.
39 posted on 09/12/2001 6:50:33 PM PDT by esther2
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To: rintense
God bless America! God bless George W. Bush!!


40 posted on 09/12/2001 6:50:43 PM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: okstatemom
I can't stop crying either. I was fine today until I heard that the plane was originally headed for the White House. Then I thought about who was in the White House- Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, and Condie Rice- and I lost it.

Last night, when I saw the new footage on CNN of the planes crashing into the towers, my knees buckled and I fell to the floor crying.

You are not alone.

41 posted on 09/12/2001 6:53:57 PM PDT by rintense
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I believe we will see the end of the Talibon in the next few weeks, I also believe there will be hell to pay in Pakistan,Iraq and especially Afghanistan, Most all Embassy's their have pulled out, and they have paid their local help in full, and also cleared out all documents and hard drives from their computers. That is not a good sign for Afghanistan
42 posted on 09/12/2001 6:57:07 PM PDT by MJY1288
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What an awesome responsibility God has placed on W's shoulders. God hand picked this gentle soul to lead this country for a good reason. He forsaw the catastrophe that was going to fall on the U.s., and He chose this godly man to lead us through this horrific trial. GOD BE MERCIFUL to America and give our president the strength and favor of your heart like King David and the wisdom of Solomon. Amen.
43 posted on 09/12/2001 6:57:43 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: rintense
I love the photo of an angry GW with the sole word "United" above him. That picture says it all. Thanks as always for this service you provide us each day.
44 posted on 09/12/2001 6:58:35 PM PDT by Timeout
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To: rintense
It is refreshing to come to Free Republic and find true patriots. Television is really getting to me. I've fired off so many nasty e-mails to these news shows. Anyone I perceive as not being supportive of our president & leaders during this crisis hears from me. So far Peter Jennings, Paula Zahn, Brian Williams, Chris Matthews (called him a liberal weenie & a partisan hack)
45 posted on 09/12/2001 7:02:12 PM PDT by looney tune
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I was struck by that photo as well.

I have tried not to cry today, but I have had moments where I can't help it.

46 posted on 09/12/2001 7:06:58 PM PDT by pubmom
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To: Timeout, rintense
I agree about the picture of Bush with "United" above him. Could this one be at the head of our nightly thread until this horror is over? I think it would be a very good logo for this thread.
47 posted on 09/12/2001 7:07:56 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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Amen to that, mtngrl. It hits deep in our hearts as Americans and people who love and care for others.

Rintense, these pictures are especially meaningful this evening. President Bush, VP Cheney, and the Cabinet have such pensive and somber expressions. What a tragedy it is to have this massacre happen. Prayers heavenward for the victims, their families, our nation, and of course for our President and administration in their awesome task of governing in such a situation.

My friend's brother is a Fire Captain in NYC. He reported to work after the WTC strikes. He was asking for prayer yesterday morning...I'm extending that to this thread because his work, and the work of countless others, is not completed as yet. It is a gruesome and exhausting (both physically and emotionally) experience I'm sure.

On another note...The security guard murders touched our home this last weekend. One of the young men murdered attended our church. 19 years old (Derrick) and loved the Lord with his whole heart. He's with Jesus as we speak...but leaves behind a sister and parents.

Blessings and safety to all,

Homeschool Mama

48 posted on 09/12/2001 7:09:20 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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The Picture below is that of a Max Hammond, he was aboard the first plane that hit the World Trade Center. He was an employee at Mitre Corp. in N. Virginia and he was my younger brothers co-worker and friend. Please say a prayer for his wife and kids


49 posted on 09/12/2001 7:11:29 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: rintense
I can't stop crying either. I was fine today until I heard that the plane was originally headed for the White House. Then I thought about who was in the White House- Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, and Condie Rice- and I lost it.

Oh, rintense, I did too!

How or why that plane was diverted to the Pentagon we may never know, but God was protecting our President, First Lady and Vice President. How must the President have felt when he visited the rescue workers at the Pentagon, knowing that that jet 'bomb' was meant for him? The combination of humble thankfulness, grief and rage must have been overwhelming.

50 posted on 09/12/2001 7:11:49 PM PDT by ohioWfan
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