Agent Orange—or Herbicide Orange —is one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. The government of Vietnam says that 4 million of its citizens were exposed to Agent Orange, and as many as 3 million have suffered illnesses because of it; this include the children who were exposed. The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to contaminated Agent Orange. Now how many families can we ruin? GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES. Even though this chemical is used for deforestation, why not put it to use as a weapon? Nearly 55 years later people are affected by this chemical. How many people would be ruined by this 55 years from now?
Right-wing politicians and conservatives generally make all the Muslims in the Middle East "terrorists". Using Agent Orange should be classified as a war crime. War doesn't help anyone. Agent Orange ruins generations of families, it's like saying "They're evil, so their kids and their kids and so on are going to be evil" when in reality it's something no one can know. The Vietnam War was in the 1960's and Agent Orange's effects are still being felt.