Monday, December 27, 2010
President Barack Obama received praise for his handling of national security matters from an unlikely place Sunday.
The former director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush commended the Obama administration for its pursuit of terrorists.
"Interesting point I would make just for the sake of the listeners here, as [ex-CIA Director General Michael Hayden] and I served in the previous administration and criticized for being aggressive and so on and there was a lot of rhetoric during the political campaign for electing new representatives," Mike McConnell told CNN's Candy Crowley.
"My observation is the new administration has been as aggressive, if not more aggressive in pursuing these issues because they're real," he added.
"And you commend them for that?" Crowley asked.
"I do commend them for that," McConnell.