Or only ignorant of American history?
Regarding a work entitled F-111:
“Rosenquist began the painting F-111 in 1964, in the middle of the Vietnam War (Emphasis added). He positioned his main subject, the F-111 military plane, which was in development at the time, flying through fragmented images of consumer products and references to war. Through its expansive network of colliding visual motifs, F-111 addresses the connections between the Vietnam War, income taxes, consumerism, and advertising.”
“…in the middle of the Vietnam War.”
http://www.americanwarlibrary.com/vietnam/vwatl.htm has American military in Vietnam 15 years -- 1959-73. For 1964, the total of US forces was 23,300.
Well, why let some silly facts get in the way when one’s focus is on the self-decided connection between “the Vietnam War, income taxes, consumerism, and advertising.” The MOMA writer might well have agreed with Mick Jagger on “who killed Kennedy.”
A way to look at Democratic/Progressives: “I am not pleased to meet you, because I know your name.”