Hijacking Catastrophe, also known as Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire, is a 2004 documentary film directed by Sut Jhally and Jeremy Earp (Bond). The narrator, Julian Bond, takes the audience through a series of elaborations and interviews in order to prove that the war on terrorism that was waged in Iraq is anything but a war on terror and is in fact an implementation of the doctrine of the Project for the New American Century. The narrator argues that the terrorist attack of 9/11 on the United States of America allowed a selected group of intellectuals and policy makers to acquire the excuse they needed to substantiate their doctrine.
The narrator bases his argument over the horrific death toll that the Iraq war has brought on both sides of the front and the very fact that the act of going to war was seriously underestimated for its sensitivity and its consequences (Bond). The narrator takes the audience into the time when the Cold war ended and shows how events taking place today were not only influenced but directed by decisions and policies that were made years from the actual Iraq war took place.