| For his
blatant disrespect for the youth and institutions of this country.
I believe Kirstein to be a man
without honor. He is the type of person who eats away at the patriotisms
and moral duties of the citizens of this country.
The instructors at our instutions of higher learning must remember that
the United States Military execute orders that come from our civilian
leaders. We are bound by our oath, our honor and by law to do so. Teaching
our college aged youth otherwise is to dishonor truth.
Is it a wonder the youth of
our country is so badly educated?
The following is what brought
about Kirstein's dishonor:
Force Academy has a program called The Academy
Assembly. An Air Force Academy cadet named
Robert Kurpiel sent an e-mail to which ended up
in the hands of Peter Kirstein, Professor of
History at Saint Xavier University.
the text of that e-mail:
The Air Force Academy is going to
be having our annual Academy Assembly. This is a
forum for mainly but not only Political Science
majors, discussing very important issues dealing
with politics. Right now we are in the
planning stage for advertising and we would
appreciate your help in the follow (sic) areas.
Do you know of or have methods or ways for
interschool advertising and or communications?
What would be the best way for us to advertise
at your school whether it is sending you the
fliers and you making copies or by perhaps
putting an advertisement in your local
publication? We would appreciate your input and
the cost of what your recommend. Thank you for
your time and consideration.
the response from Professor Kirstein:
Sent: Thursday, October 31,
2002 1:46 PM
To: Kurpiel Robert C4C CS26
Subject: Re: Academy Assembly
You are a
disgrace to this country and I am furious you
would even think I would support you and your
aggressive baby killing tactics of collateral
damage. Help you recruit. Who, top guns to reign
death and destruction upon nonwhite peoples
throughout the world? Are you serious sir?
Resign your commission and serve your country
no air force cowards who bomb countries with
AAA, without possibility of retaliation. You are
worse than the snipers. You are imperialists who
are turning the whole damn world against
us. September 11 can be blamed in part for
what you and your cohorts have done to
Palestinians, the VC, the Serbs, a retreating
army at Basra.
You are unworthy of my
Peter N. Kirstein