By Christina Wilkie - 09/29/10 09:57 PM EDT
Adm. Mike Mullen indicated Wednesday that despite his reputation, Rahm Emanuel’s reported fondness for four-letter words is overblown.
At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff described Emanuel as “incisive,” “direct,” “engaged” and “actually” not profane.
Mullen was pressed on Emanuel on Wednesday. In Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, Mullen and Emanuel are depicted as being at odds over the 2009 surge of troops in Afghanistan.
But Mullen complimented Emanuel, saying the former lawmaker made significant contributions to the administration.