L’introduction du roman
graphique, rédigée par deux membres de la commission sénatoriale à l’origine du
rapport, indique à la fois les intentions de la commission et de l’adaptation
en roman graphique :
« It was the goal of the Commission to tell the story of 9/11 in a way that the
american people could read and understand. We felt strongly that one of the
most important and strategic events in our nation’s history needed to be
accessible to all. Our goal in the 9/11 Commission Report was not only
to inform our fellow citizens about history but also to energise and engage
them on behalf of reform and change, to make our country safer and more secure.
this reason, we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring the work of the
9/11 Commission to the attention of a new set of readers. We commend the
talented graphic artists of this edition for the close adherence to the
findings, recommendations, spirit, and tone of the original commission report.
Their adaptation conveys much of the information contained in the original
report. We believe that you will find the story of 9/11 a gripping one, whether
in narrative or pictorial form.
hope readers of all ages, especially those unfamiliar with the original report,
find that these pages encourage them to learn more about the events of 9/11. We would be delighted if this publication led to additional national conversation
about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report, and the extent to
which they have been implemented.
The safety and security of our country require a well-informed public to hold its elected leaders to account. Have our leaders done all that they can and should to protect the american people? It is up to each of us to insist that they do. As we stated in our original preface to the Commission Report, we hope that this graphic version will encourage our fellow citizens to study, reflect -- and act.
-Thomas H. Kean, chair
Lee H. Hamilton, vice-chair
The 9/11 commission.