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At least one person wasn't swayed last week when former advisor Richard Clarke accused the Bush administration of bungling the war on terrorism. Noting that Clarke's charges coincided with his book release, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist branded him a blatant opportunist. "I am troubled that someone would sell a book, trading on their service as a government insider with access to our nation's most valuable intelligence, in order to profit from the suffering that this nation endured on Sept. 11, 2001," huffed the author of 2002's When Every Moment Counts: What You Need to Know About Bioterrorism From the Senate's Only Doctor. What kind of marks did Frist's book—and his remarks—get from the readers on Amazon.com? ♦ "So Frist criticizes a real expert on terrorism for producing a quality work while shamelessly trying to cash in on 'bioterrorism' as 'the Senate's only doctor?' What a joke! You can't trust one word written (or spoken) by Bill Frist." —Steigerg, Santa Cruz ♦ "Sen. Frist's ignorant, theatrical attack on the character of one Richard Clarke demonstrates that Dr. Frist no longer has the right, privilege and responsibility to counsel the good people of this country on the threat posed by bioterrorism." —A reader, Nashville ♦ "Sheer, naked, opportunistic hypocrisy at its vilest. In other words: a Republican artifact through and through." —Edward Hutchinson, Brooklyn ♦ "I certainly hope the proceeds from this go to the families of the troops in Iraq, so that they can buy their loved ones body armor and other essentials that are not being provided by the Bush administration. For shame, Dr. Frist." —A reader, Michigan

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