End ‘war on terror’

To the Editor:

After nearly 13 years of war, the number of people we mourn on Memorial Day has grown exponentially. Between invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, “limited bombing campaigns” in Libya and more, the United States has caused too many deaths and suffered too many losses.

As the war in Afghanistan draws to a close, Congress needs to repeal the legislation that has given two presidents a blank check to wage war around the world: the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. We need to start to close this dark chapter in U.S. history.

On the next Memorial Day, I hope we don’t have to remember even one more death because of the war on terror.

Ordell Vee

Madelia