__________Is it fair to say this is why our military has been "Thinned out" around the world and in the Mideast fighting an enemy that doesn't exist?
There are many enemies of the United States (US) in the Middle East. The enemies are left wing organizations & Islamic fundamentalism.
Why did Republican George Bush Jr. order the invasions & liberation of.--------- 1. Afghanistan. 2. Iraq.
In regards to #1, Afghanistan.-------- The US was attacked on September 11, 2001 (9/11) by the Islamic fundamentalist Al Qaeda organization.
Afghanistan was under the control of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban dictatorship. The Taliban were providing Al Qaeda with safe haven, weapons & training.
This is why that George Bush Jr. had to order the invasion & liberation of Afghanistan.