Sen. Bernie Sanders marked the anniversary of the September 11th attacks on Wednesday by calling for the nation to get off the path of never-ending war it\u0026#039;s pursued since the start of the so-called war on terror.\u0026gt;Today, we remember the thousands of lives lost on September 11, 2001, and the bravery of first responders who put their lives at risk to save others.The attacks began an era of endless war for our country and we must change course. https://t.co/UcKuln00lg— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 11, 2019\u0022Instead of staying focused on those who attacked us,\u0022 Sanders said in a statement, \u0022the Bush administration chose to declare a global \u0026#039;war on terror\u0026#039; in order justify its 2003 invasion of Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks. The war on terror has turned into an endless war.\u0022And that, Sanders continued, has had deleterious effects, including a $6 trillion price tag and a weakening of U.S. democracy. Endless war has also unleashed blowback—\u0022it has produced more terrorists,\u0022 he said.His somber reflection stressed the need to one of the post-9/11 conflicts—the war in Afghanistan.\u0022If we do not move decisively to end America\u0026#039;s longest war,\u0022 Sanders wrote on Twitter, \u0022we will soon see servicemembers fight and die in Afghanistan and around the world in a conflict that was started before they were born.\u0026#039;\u0022A new approach to global engagement is necessary, said Sanders.\u0022We must envision a new form of American engagement: one in which we lead not in war-making but in finding shared solutions to shared global challenges,\u0022 he said. \u0022U.S. power should be measured not by our ability to blow things up, but to bring people together around our common humanity.\u0022Sanders is one of the Democratic White House hopefuls that has signed a pledge affirming his intention of ending the \u0022endless war.\u0022Rolled out earlier this year by the veteran-led grassroots organization Common Defense, signers promise they will \u0022act to bring the Forever War to a responsible and expedient conclusion.\u0022While frontrunner Joe Biden has not added his name, other 2020 Democrats have: Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.