The Miami New Times Blogs can't figure out Rep. Allen West's reply to a 679 word missive from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in which they ask the Congressman to disassociate himself from people that CAIR doesn't like.
Which brings me to my headline question. CAIR may not understand the reference. I'm prepared to indulge that. But for the reporter and editorial staff not to recognize the one word reply of 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) Division's, then, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe to the surrender request of German commander General Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. What other reply would one expect of a military man to a request for capitulation? General Lüttwitz' request was far shorter, only 165 words, than CAIR's, but that's not the point.
Rep. West has drawn a line that should have been drawn long ago by those who would squelch opinions and associations in the name of political correctness, multiculturalism, progressive propriety, or what have you. Hopefully he will stand as fast as the 101st, and that fellow conservatives will rally to him just as the 4th Armored Division did in their rescue of the 101st (who still claim that they didn't need rescuing).
But the response of the CAIR author, executive director Nezar Hamze is almost as priceless: Hamze doesn't think he'll write West back. "How can I respond to this?" All I can say is, perfect.