Moviemaker OLIVER STONE has debuted a new hard-hitting political ad against the war in Iraq, using a former sergeant as his star.
The Platoon director filmed John Bruhns pleading to US military officials to pull soldiers out of Iraq as part of a new 30-second TV ad, sponsored by the MoveOn.org political action group.
Bruhns, who fought in Iraq during the 2003 invasion, says, “We were told to liberate these people. They were shooting at us… To keep American soldiers in Iraq for an indefinite period of time, being attacked by an unidentifiable enemy, is wrong, immoral and irresponsible.”
Paralyzed Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, the author of Born on the Fourth of July, which inspired Stone’s anti-war film of the same name, supplies a brief voice-over in the TV spot, stating, “Support our troops. Bring them home.”
The new ad aired on news network CNN in America last night.
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