Ex-CIA Chief, McCain Man Praises Panetta Pick

Leon Panetta's 'breadth of experience' will serve him, US well: Woolsey
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 13, 2009 3:23 PM CST
Panetta is the right person for this job, Woolsey says.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – James Woolsey, a former CIA director and adviser to John McCain, tells the Huffington Post he’s “impressed overall by the quality” of Barack Obama’s national-security picks, dismissing criticism that Leon Panetta is a poor fit for his former job. Though an intelligence novice, Panetta is amply qualified, Woolsey said: “People tend to like him. He is decisive but he doesn’t shove people around.”