April 1, 2004
White House To Build $100 Billion Shield Against Richard Clarke
Rogue Employees Are Top Threat To Nation's Security, Says Rice
Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld gave a joint press conference this morning in which they announced that the greatest threat to the nation's security are "rogue employees" that "threaten to undermine the security and confidence of the nation."
Rumsfeld stressed the importance of building an "impenetrable shield" to stop these former employees from "compromising our future."
Rumsfeld estimated that the shield could cost anywhere between 10 and 100 billion dollars, although private White House estimates place the cost of the shield at 500 billion.
"These disaffected employees have large, terrible axes to grind and if we cannot disarm them, then we must guard against them" said Rumsfeld.
"We are not going to stand idly by and watch revisionists threaten the safety of our nation," said Rice.