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New Video: Bring 'Em on Home


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It's time to Bring 'Em on Home and hold the liars in office accountable. Watch the newest video and pass it along, then be sure to write Congress and tell them you want an end to the war in Iraq. We cannot afford to wait until after election 2008.

I know that it has been awhile since I last updated with a new video, or even updated the headlines for that matter. I've been extremely busy lately working on the documentary and I hope that you will be pleased to know that I am making a lot of progress on the film. Bear with me while I take this giant step and please forgive me for the lack of updates. I'm going to try harder to make more time for updating.
88 Comments
Posted on Sat, 30 June 2007 11:30
sandra @ Sun, 01 July 2007 01:49
cryingHow true, how true, you did a wonderful job showing war...It makes me cry, I feel anger too towards war mongers and frustrated that the war is still going on...I am fearful for our country, uncertain of the future, afraid of the leaders, Bush, capitalists industrialists.."War, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing" A song from the 60's or early 70's can't remember the name of the band...
alancharles @ Sun, 01 July 2007 07:00
Thank You for a well-timed piece reminding us all once more why we simply must bring our troops home.
James @ Mon, 02 July 2007 01:54
Keep up the good work. Also if you care to do so, <a href="http://ajbenjaminjrbeta.blogspot.com/">check my blog out</a>. smile
anon-paranoid @ Mon, 02 July 2007 09:34
Another great video Ava. I hope you don't have too make one of Iran. It looks like their beating the drums to start another war.

There is a cancer on the White House that needs to be removed before it destroys not only us, but the World as Well.
Homer @ Mon, 02 July 2007 11:05
This is a really touching video Ava and a very good choice in music for this one.
I don't know how much more people need to see before they decide to speak up and stop this war!
You are certainly doing your part and you make me, a fellow Alabamian, proud!
Keep up the good work!
redbirdsview.blogstream.com
al preciado @ Tue, 03 July 2007 01:45
Pray for peace !!!!!
The children are suffering and dying .
Robert @ Tue, 03 July 2007 10:54
Sandra,

Edwin Starr sings the song War. Unfortunately I can't see the video from my present location. I am sure it tugs at the heart strings.

SSG Barnes
Colombiano @ Wed, 04 July 2007 11:14
AVA:

Como lamento que mi pa√­s sea c√³mplice en esta guerra asesina...
Jacob @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:00
All you do is show the bad side of war, there are many better sides of war than what you show. And if we weren't fighting that war in Iraq, then those stupid islams and terrorist would be coming over here. So I guess ur some peace, pot smoking hippie or something. How would you like it for them to be coming over here and bombing us? But those soldiers are over their protecting our freedom. I guess you dont know what that is.
Kasie @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:01
I think you are doing a great thing. I feel the same way. I don't think our country should have ever gone to Iraq. The Millions of people who suffer here shouldn't. sad Thank you for making this web site. smile
cujo @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:01
While we all want peace it cannot be achieved untill both sides are agreed.

PS: my family is over there fighting so its hard for me to not agree with you.
Kasie @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:03
Jacob With the troops over there other terriost could come and attack here. I'm not sure if anyone ever thought about that.
Hillary @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:04
wow. i really support what you are doing here. you are a real inspiration to me Ava.
Elizabeth @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:16
i agree with you 100%. The things you are doing are wonderful.Im going to try to help you to spread the knowing of the war to myspace and this video so people can see what the war is happening. Keep doing what your doing becuase this takes alot of courage.
lina @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:19
You are so brave. So many of us try to speak out but get shot down. Keep your head up, and don't let anyone discourage you from what you know is right.
Alicia @ Thu, 05 July 2007 12:22
Im amazed at the amount of courage you have to stand so firmly by what you believe in even if at times it may seem like you're standing alone. God bless. You're doing a wonderful thing!
Ibis @ Thu, 05 July 2007 01:25
I honestly dont know my opinion on the war anymore. ive tried to see both sides even though i am a loyal democrate. i do feel that peace needs to happend, as do u but is it ready to stand on its own with our help? Your video is very well done and i hope to keep them coming. They are very emotional and eye opening. i dont know if the have fully changed my views but they are a major factor. i think that if there were more people like you on both sides, the government would be able to solve its problems and our country could see its once peaceful time again. congratulations on everything that you have done.
Sasha @ Thu, 05 July 2007 02:37
smile i am happy that there is some one who feels the same way i do about how this war is being handled. i saw the comercial on mtv today and had to check out this web site, and love that there's information that i didnt even know about on here. I will be back to read evne more. It makes me sad to see people of our country invading and violating others peace and others country crying. I hope that this war stops soon and our troops come home.
andrew @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:03
angry
with all due respect to your political views i agree to disagree 100% with your approach on the war, i only have one question..after 9/11, what do you think Bush should have done besides WAR?
the answer is nothing..you have to fight fire with fire and ofcourse no one likes war, but freedom isn't free and i think you tree huggers out there often forget where this country came from and what it's been through to make it the greatest country in the world.
Aly @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:05
angry First of all, all you are doing on this website and on MTV is showing people the bad side of this war. I feel that to state your oppinion you should also be open to the other side of the story.
i dont think you understand that our soliders are out there fighting for not just our country but others too! they are helping make our world a better place. they are trying to stop the violence that is going on towards their own people.
i think you should close this website because its only one sided and you smell like an old douche.

peace out fatty.
KutRo @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:08
angry do you have a cousin fighting for their life and YOUR freedom in iraq? I didnt think so! i worry everyday about him and ya I do want him to come home! but it wasnt president bush or whoever you think is the person who caused the war the made my cousin go into the marines! he made his own decision jsut like the other soldier! you arent out in the desert in 120 degree weather fighting for freedom. you are sitting in your air conditioned house writing about all the negativity! y dont you support the troops for all they've done instead of blaming the presidne and the war for the personal decision they made to inlist! once your in the military you have to serve until your done, but NO one forced my cousin or any of the others to enlist! it is VOLUNTEER!! YOU really need to STOP blaming other people for the war because its people like you that dont believe in our president our troop and our country that piss me off! All you do is sit here on your ass and whine! get over it! you and this website will not change peoples personal decisions!
andrew @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:09
AMEN ALY!
WIFE OF A MILITARY MAN @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:10
THE WAR IN IRAQ IS UNFORUNATE AND I DONT BELIEVE THAT IT SHOULD CONTINUE ME BEING A MILITARY WIFE I SEE THE THINGS THAT GO ON.. AND THE PAIN THE FAMILIES GO THROUGH WHEN THEY SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR LOVED ONE NOT KNOWING IF THEY WILL EVER HEAR THEIR VOICE AGAIN OR HOLD THEM TIGHT IN THEIR ARMS. IT SEEMS THAT THE WAR HAD A PURPOSE AT THE BEGINNING BUT DOES IT NOW? MY HUSBAND JUST RETURNED FROM IRAQ IN DECEMBER AND HE IS LEAVING BACK FOR IRAQ IN NOVEMBER FOR 15MTHS. I HAVENT GOT TO SPEND MUCH TIME WITH HIM AND IM NOT READY TO SAY GOODBYE AGAIN. EVERYTIME HE LEAVES IT GETS HARDER AND HARDER. I BELIEVE THE WAR SHOULD END. AND I PRAY EVERY NIGHT THAT MY HUSBAND DOESNT HAVE TO GO BACK THERE. TOO MANY OF OUR MEN HAVE DIED ALREADY. I GIVE YOU REPECT FOR THIS WEBSITE AND IF PEOPLE WANT TO GIVE BACK BAD FEEDBACK TELL THEM TO JOIN THE ARMY OR KNOW SOMEONE THATS THERE WHERE EVERYDAY THEY OPEN EYES TO A BATTLE NOT ONLY FOR OUR FREEDOM BUT FOR THEIR LIVES. HOPING THAT THEY WILL MAKE IT HOME TO SEE THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OR TO SEE THEIR BABY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEY WERE BORN. KEEP ON SPREADING THE WORD AND NEVER GIVE UP. YOU MAY NOT THINK IT NOW BUT YOUARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE I JUST WISH THEIR WERE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU THEN MAYBE WE COULD CHANGE THINGS. SO THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING AFRAID TO SAY WHAT YOU THINK.
Bill @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:21
I agree with you 100%. Dont worry with all those who call you a traitor. People say the soldiers are fighting for our freedom. What freedom? The freedom to do,what? Innocent children and people are dying in the middle of this combat. Many lives are at stake. Both soldiers and civilians. President Bush is sending people to war while he sits and sips on his coffee in the white house. Is any of his family fighting for this supposed freedom? When a soldier dies, what do their families get? An american flag. Wooptedoo!!!And that is honor. I say "Bring our troops home". I admire your courage. smile
Lareisha D @ Thu, 05 July 2007 05:56
ALLY I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ANY WAR IS WRONG AND THAT THIS TIME WE REALLY STUCK OUR FOOT IN IT! I AM A WOMAN WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY, OF COURSE I VOLUNTEERED BUT TO BE HONEST IT WAS DECISION TO NOT BE LIKE THE REST OF THE KIDS FROM MY PART OF TOWN THAT REALLY DON'T HAVE OPTIONS. IT SEEMED LIKE THE ONLY REASONABLE THING TO DO YET GIVING MY LIFE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T EVEN LOOK AT ME AS EQUAL WASN'T APART OF THAT. I KNOW MOST OF THE KIDS OVER THERE ARE SCARED BY KIDS I MEAN THE HIGHSCHOOL GRADUATE THAT LEFT AS SOON AS HE TURNED 17 OR 18. I MUST SAY ONE THING THE WAR STARTED OUT IN OUR EYES AS US DEFENDING OUR LAND FROM TERRORISTS AND SUCH....BUT NOW.... I DONT KNOW WHY WERE THERE. BUT ANYWAY I JUST WANTED TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR WHAT YOUR DOING ITS VERY COURAGEOUS. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE NEGATIVE AND TALK ABOUT YOU, BUT THEY TALKED ABOUT JESUS CHRIST SO IN THE WORDS OF SPIDERMAN WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY!
beeron @ Thu, 05 July 2007 07:35
What the hell is up with all the vitrol from the right here? Y'know...you can attack the message and not the messenger.

And they say that us liberals are filled with hatred...*rolls eyes*
nessa @ Thu, 05 July 2007 08:23
I applaud your courage. I know how hard it is to stand up for what you believe in, and I hope you continue to share your voice with the rest of us. It‚€™s people like you that will change the world someday, and make it better for the rest of us.
Jacob @ Fri, 06 July 2007 02:22
all ava is is a pot smokin hippie...she sits on her ass all day long and eats...ur a fat ass ava
Michael Levy @ Fri, 06 July 2007 10:50
"Any conflict, of any manner, or any war, of any description, cannot ever flare up, provided that wisdom is embodied by everyone concerned. All the conflicts today, in our small world, depicts humanities lack of wisdom._Michael Levy
http://www.pointoflife.com
beeron @ Fri, 06 July 2007 11:44
As you can see, Jacob is the epidome of an extremely mature Republican. Glad to know y'all are the future of the Republican Party :D
amber @ Fri, 06 July 2007 03:58
i think u are doing a great thing ava and i belive in u!! and for all of u that agree with jacob and think she is a pot smokin hippie it is u all who are there is nothin good about the war bush put us in it for personaly resons like sadam threatened his daddy when his dad was presidant and bush wanted him out he is out ok then he was looking for weponds we look and now we are dying for no reason there is nothing left for us to do over there he makes everything personaly and we pay for it by lossing loved ones so ava all i got to say is keep doing what your doing cuz its great!!!!!!!!! smile
Robert @ Sat, 07 July 2007 12:23
To Michael Levy,

That is a very nice quote you have there. The problem is that conflicts are going to arise when it is precieved that one is weaker than the other. Let's get real about war. It is going to happen. There are truly evil people out there that want to do others harm. We as Americans don't understand how that can be, because we are so insulated from the "real world".

I like that Ava has the opportunity to put together this little website. However, the goodness that we are bringing here is worthy of praise.

SSG Barnes
Balad, Iraq
cujo @ Sat, 07 July 2007 08:11
All this page is, is someone showing how ignorant they are of what will happen if we pull our troops out now.
They want to kill us, ava its not our fault that they belive that by killing americans they are doing gods work for him.
Ken Wells @ Sun, 08 July 2007 12:30
The Bush/Cheney Neocons screwed the Afghanistan people and our troops who were fighting the terrorists who really did attack our country on 9/11 by running away from the ‚€ėwar on terror‚€™ hijacking it for neoconservative desires. The Taliban is regaining strength in Afghanistan. Osama Bin Laden is still free and in charge of Al Qaeda which is gaining strength and free reign in western Pakistan and throughout northern and western Africa. We can‚€™t do anything substantial to curtail their growth because we are bogged down in Iraq while seriously running down the morale and readiness of our military.

Our continuing occupation of Iraq is harming us while allowing Al Qaeda to grow in organization, strength and territory to be able to set up training camps along with a platform to attack us.
So now along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border, where we should have had a strong presence for several years, the training camps are back in business. It was just such a training camp from the same region the 9-11 attacks were planned and launched from.
Robert @ Sun, 08 July 2007 09:39
Ken,

Let me try to understand you. Are you saying that since Al-queda is not here, we should not be here? Where was Al Zarqawi when we killed him? We are destroying the infrastructure of this henious orginization. Bin-Laden has been more or less marginalized, if he is even alive. Whether you like it or not good things are growing here in Iraq.

As for the Afgan people, do you really beleive that we screwed them by overthrowing that extremley oppresive regemine? Would you prefer for it to return and subjugate women the way it did? Give me one solution besides run away to handle these situations.

SSG Barnes
Ken Wells @ Mon, 09 July 2007 05:35
Al Qaeda is responsible for their share of the violence but it‚€™s a relatively small percentage of the overall violence. The great enemy in Iraq is the power lust of the few (Kurd, Sunni, Shiite and the battles within each of those varying factions), along with the hate driven desire for revenge carrying fear and ignorance as its allies. So many people are suffering an incredibly insidious hell of a tortuous death. It‚€™s shocking how exceedingly cruel people can be once they see the others as less than human. The hate that exists is growing even stronger in an environment where fear and revenge has become the master.

All sides want us out; they believe its okay to kill our men and women and they are all going after us with great relish. Our troops are stuck in the middle of a brutal civil war where all sides are shooting at them and the enemy can not be easily discerned, if at all. They do not belong in the middle of this and it‚€™s a illicit misuse of the military to expect them to.
Ken Wells @ Mon, 09 July 2007 05:43
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
George W. Bush

‚€œI think it‚€™s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.‚€Ě
George W. Bush

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."
Karen Hughes, speaking for candidate George W. Bush

"You think Vietnam was bad? Vietnam is nothing next to Kosovo."
Tony Snow

"You can support the troops but not the president"
Representative Tom Delay

"Bombing a sovereign nation for ill-defined reasons with vague objectives undermines the American stature in the world. The international respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly."
Representative Tom Delay
Ken Wells @ Mon, 09 July 2007 02:22
Special Forces went in and developed close ties and a working relation with the Afghans. If there was an example of how this is to be done right it is in Afghanistan.

The television was inundated with images of Taliban horrors and promises for the improvements and freedom we will bring to their land. We learned about the football (soccer) field, their crumbled infrastructure from two decades of war and the closeted, neglected women.

The Army and Marines did something Russia couldn‚€™t do by conquering the extreme theocracy that ran this rugged country in such a short time. We were largely welcomed by them.

President Bush and Rumsfeld turned our backs on these people who really were trying to do what we have pretended and lied about happening in Iraq.

There was a quickie election. Bush and his cohorts proclaimed there were now women‚€™s rights, democracy and most of all a victory to be proud of. Then we ran away, we just ran away. That was the disgrace that originally damaged our word and showed that the Bush government couldn‚€™t be counted on.

Those who saw the folly of these actions and the disaster of invading Iraq were labeled traitors and America haters.

We were and still are the patriots.

This neocon absorbed administration wants us to believe everything is just fine and peachy- keen in Iraq. Why? Because, its time to do the next ‚€ėprotect America now or we‚€™ll all die‚€™ war.
MUPPET/CAHNGE1995 @ Tue, 10 July 2007 02:13
I can't beilieve Bush could say say a thing. "Bring 'em on! What an insensitive jerk!! angry
MUPPET/CAHNGE1995 @ Tue, 10 July 2007 02:22
I'm heartbroken that we are stuck in this situation, so many deaths, a downright lousy excuse for a president, and how much time that excuse has to rip these two countries apart! At this point, I would rather have a concerned 13-year old president than Bush. crying
Robert @ Wed, 11 July 2007 12:44
Muppet,

It is great that you are concerned and into the current situation here in Iraq. However, do you have anything constructive to add to this event? We are making progress and the people here are seeing Al-Queda for what it is. A bunch of thugs that are into murder and intimidation. Calling names and pointing fingers is just plain childish. Tell me what would be your solution.

SSG Barnes
Balad, Iraq
Nelson @ Wed, 11 July 2007 01:18
Thank you very much for your hard work, Ava. We need more like you. It's a shame more people don't understand our forefathers purpose in requiring Congress to declare war. They had seen kings declare that their country was in danger, even though it wasn't, and send the commoners off to war. All for the monetary benefit of the king. But the King's family would never go and some lame excuse would be made up. But with Congress declaring war, the people would have a greater sample. Are the Congressional families going to war to protect our country which is in danger? If not maybe the war is just for money. In our case it's for oil and corporations. Bush, Cheney, and Congress say that we are in so much danger that we need to fight them there? Well, why aren't there families there fighting. Why is it only our poor and middle class that can't afford to get an education any other way. Wake up America! We need health care, we need good educations, we need to live with the rest of the world in peace. We need to let other countries sell their resources so that their own people can benefit and not live in poverty.
Get the real history of Vietnam and not the corporate media brainwashing that kills more of our young people and litters American cars with magnetic ribbons made in China. See the movie Sir! No Sir! available at www.SirNoSir.com.
Thanks again, Ava.
Ken Wells @ Wed, 11 July 2007 11:06
The very minimum the United States should do is;

* Make certain that the world and the Iraqi people know we have no intention of having permanent bases.

* Turn over the building of the country to the people who live there.

* Apologize to the nation the Iraqis and the world for the lies that were used to start this war and the crimes that were committed during the occupation. President Bush and Vice President Cheney should both resign. If they won‚€™t resign then they must be impeached.

* Bring ALL neighboring countries into discussions on the future of Iraq and the region.

* We should be listening to Murtha and the others who have plans for a phased withdraw and redeployment.

* We must also be doing something along the lines of setting up refugee centers for the many displaced people. These centers should be run by people who know how to do this sort of thing like charitable groups along with the UN. Syria and Jordan are awash in refugees. Considerable aid should be coming from us to aid these people.
gracia @ Wed, 11 July 2007 05:14
It has been proven time and time again that there never was any WMD's in Iraq nor was the country ever a threat to us. Yet with that in mind we still have the weak of mind that CRY that it was the case.
We went there solely to steal their natural resources of oil and hundreds of thousands of people have died.
Also, Murtha has given an excellent exit strategy from Iraq but it goes to deaf ears that do not want to hear it. They in turn always try to turn the tables with the "what is your plan". If they would listen they would know.
Other countries need to take control of this exit. We have proven to not be trustworthy.
Robert @ Fri, 13 July 2007 12:39
Gracia,

What do you think Sadaam used on the Kurds if it was not nerve agent, by the way not a very pleasant way to go. To be perfectly honest, I do not care why it is that we came here, but I know that things are better now that Sadaam and his two thug sons are dead.

Ken, I make no bones about it, we are going to be here for quite a while. And I do not think that we should apologize to the Iraqis for getting rid of Sadaam Husain. I think they rather like the idea that him and his rape and toture rooms are gone.

Finally, you want to negotiate with Bashir Asad and Mujeadad in Syria and Iran. Those two men might have possibly killed more than Sadaam. You can not negotiate with people like that. Negotiations with Hitler were not rather fruitful either.

SSG Barnes
Balad, Iraq
gracia @ Fri, 13 July 2007 03:27
Like I said before, the weak of mind and might I add "Puppet".
MUPPET/CAHNGE1995 @ Fri, 13 July 2007 05:16
Robert,
MUPPET/CAHNGE1995 @ Fri, 13 July 2007 06:10
Robert, I do have a solution. Join the campaign! Visit http://www.worldcantwait.net/ It is a great website that will explain many ideas on how you can get involved.It should also answer your question. I am a person who believes in standing up for what you believe in. On that website, it tells how all of us can persevere to impeach Bush, And Cheney, and relieve some of the pains of this war.We can also fight for a relationships we need between Iraq, And The United States Of America. I also recommend visiting http://www.barackobama.com/ It shows the visions of a man with a dream, one that can change this whole dispute and the Future of our countries.Lastly, I like your courage to stand up to me. No hard feelings! smile
Ken Wells @ Sat, 14 July 2007 07:44
There are still torture and rape rooms in Iraq and we along with the varying Iraqi factions are running them

When we became a nation that tortures we became less. It's a dark sinister turn that must be halted and made right. Great shame has been brought on our nation because of this hideous practice. You like to make bellicose speeches about evil all over the world. Well torture is evil here and everywhere it's practiced and it must never be used for information or punishment or intimidation or for any of the other screwy reasons governments or 'freedom fighters' deploy it.
Ken Wells @ Sat, 14 July 2007 08:01
We supplied the gas weapons for him to use against Iran during that horrible war.

No country, not Turkey or Iran or the artificially British creation of Iraq consider the Kurds to be their people.

Amnesty International and other human rights groups were raging hell about the gassing of the Kurds at the time. However, our government continued close friendly ties with Iraq and only recognized what happened to the Kurds when it suited our needs.

Thanks to our shotsided invasion the Kurds are in peril again, this time from Turkey.

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