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Andrew Card Rewrites the
History of Booker Elementary

An account of the events in Booker Elementary School
on 9-11 by White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card

So I was very uncomfortable about interrupting the president during one of his events ... so I wanted to think, how can I convey to the president the situation? And I made a conscious decision to state the facts and to offer editorial comment. And the facts, as I knew them, were -- since he knew about the first plane, I said, "a second plane hit the second tower." Those were the facts. And the editorial comment was, "America is under attack."

I said those things into the president's right ear, and I stepped back, because I did not want to invite a discussion from the classroom. But I tried to be succinct in what I told him so that he understood the enormity of the problem. He looked up -- it was only a matter of seconds, but it seemed like minutes -- and I thought that he was outstanding in his ability not to scare either the American people that were paying attention to the cameras or, more importantly, the students that were in the classroom.

And he just excused himself very politely to the teacher and to the students, and he left.

This video of President Bush's visit to Booker Elementary School proves the above account by Andrew Card is fiction dressed up as fact.

See also: President Bush's 9/11 Visit To Booker Elementary - The Full Story

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