We Don’t Ask for Experience by mattsteinglass
March 4, 2007, 9:32 am
Filed under: United States, Vietnam

Call me hypersensitive here. The Vietnam War was a long time ago, and maybe the kids today don’t even know what Agent Orange is. But as a recruitment poster for the US military, is it really the best idea to use a picture of a military plane spraying out a giant fog of some orange-looking chemical…?

National Guard recruitment ad

(I saw this on the NY Times, here, but obviously you may get a different ad. The top of the ad says “The National Guard — Discover Our Missions! Learn How.” Seems almost like some kind of weird parody.)


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Oh yeah, Agent Orange. That was Kool Aid’s special flavor of the month back in the 80s. It was a collaboration with Garfield or Pokey from Gumby, I can’t remember which. I’m thinking it was a CIA funded campaign, to make kids think Agent Orange was part of a nutritious breakfast for Vietnamese kids. The proverbial new Tang.

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