Here is a letter that I submitted to the Editor of the Notices of the AMS in response to the recent article by Neal Koblitz in the Notices. The letter is intended to tell, as concisely as I can, the REAL HMQV story, and through it to tell the story of the amazing success of the Theory of Cryptography (TOC). This success is reflected not only in the rigorous mathematical foundations that TOC has laid for Cryptography at large, but also in its ability to guide us in the design of truly practical solutions to real-world problems. The HMQV design is a very good example of the latter aspect of TOC, one that Koblitz tries to negate via personal attacks and ridiculing of the whole field. There is no need to take my word on this, the HMQV paper is available for anyone to read, verify and judge.