01/05/2006 Gen. Peter Pace Chairman Joint Chief of Staff I made what amounts to the same comments in a letter I sent to Rep. Murtha a month and a half ago. Rep. Murtha did not feel obligated to respond to my letter. Gen. Pace certainly carries more weight than I do on this matter. It will be interesting to see if Rep. Murtha will respond to Gen. Pace's comments. IMO, Rep. Murtha will instead choose to cut and run from Gen. Pace's remarks.