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A/V Booth Interviews Stone, Kovic in VideoVets Project

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Posted on May 7, 2007

Director Oliver Stone’s commercial for and, featuring Iraq war veteran John Bruhns, airs on CNN until Thursday.  To commemorate the ad and its subject, assembled an array of videos featuring Stone (above) and Vietnam vet Ron Kovic, Bruhns and the others interviewed in the project.

Click here to go directly to’s VideoVets project page.

Or, watch the clips below:

Oliver Stone tears up as he talks about why he did the VideoVets project:

Ron Kovic looks back on his own experiences in Vietnam and how he came to know “the human cost of war”:


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By Spinoza, May 23, 2007 at 10:11 pm Link to this comment



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By Hammo, May 8, 2007 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment

Oliver Stone seemed to show that he can not only be a polarizing figure, but can also be a uniter ... as with his movie about 9/11.

“New Oliver Stone movie about 9/11 brings Americans together”


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By Douglas Chalmers, May 8, 2007 at 4:49 am Link to this comment

It didn’t start in 2002 and it didn’t start with Bush jr.. The so-called war in Iraq started in 1990-91 and eventually operation Desert Storm as the Gulf War came to be known was followed by a decade of crippling military blockades and economic sanctions and embargoes which caused widespread famine and disease, especially killing Iraqi children.

Although all wars have their veterans, there were no US “Vietnam war heros” despite many being touted as such. Stop for a moment and think what the Vietnamese called it and how they suffered. It was known to them as “the American war” and every mother and child was a hero in an epic struggle of survival. No American deserves to be known as a war hero since WW2 ended.

Ever since, there have only been invasions, not wars. That includes the US-started conflict in 1950 which eventually divided the Korean peninsula as well as the invasion or occupation of Vietnam and the bombing of the neighboring countries of Cambodia and Laos. Iraq is only the latest on a list of deliberate excuses to profit from wars by the USA.

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