War on Afghanistan
The final two case studies analyze the strategic and politicized integration of the hegemonic discourse in the official narratives provided by the Bush Administrations for the wars fought against Afghanistan (this chapter) and Iraq (Chapter 7). The aims of this chapter are twofold. The first aim is to identify the application of the hegemonic discourse in the 2001 Afghanistan War and its immediate aftermath. The second is to analyze how the official discourse asserted by the Bush Administrations produced a contingent understanding of reality. The chapter addresses the aims from the relative perspectives of the reflective, rejectionist and productive explanations described in the first part of this book.