MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” reported Monday that in 2000 Madeleine Albright blasted security breaches at the State Department saying, “If you are not professional about security, you are a failure.”
The former Secretary of State under Bill Clinton was concerned with security missteps, saying no one is above professional security practices, and that “I don’t care how skilled you are as a diplomat, how brilliant you may be at meetings, or how creative you are as an administer.”
Katty Kay: The “Washington Examiner” unearthed this story last week. It goes back to the year 2000, and what Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had to say about numerous security issues, including a missing laptop that was loaded with classified information. Albright assembled hundreds of State Department staffers with more joining from around the world on satellite for a speech. Quote, “I don’t care how skilled you are as a diplomat, how brilliant you may be at meetings, or how creative you are as an administer,’ Dr. Albright said, in stern tones, reminiscent of her days as a Georgetown University professor, perhaps, ‘If you are not professional about security, you are a failure.’ she went on, ‘you may have seen reports indicating that I am furious about these incidents, well, I am. and I hope that you are, too.’ that was Madeleine Albright.