It looks like Bill Frist may have cornered himself in his attempt to destroy Clarke’s credibility. You know what’s tough to do? Destroy the credibility of a credible person.
Richard Clarke definitely comes across as a credible and bright guy who would not go to press with such an inflamatory book without making sure it was accurate. It would be political suicide to do anything less.
Testimony Tested By Emilyï¿½Biuso: “Without mentioning specifics, Frist said on the Senate floor that Clarke ‘has told two entirely different stories.’ But in later interviews, Frist seemed to be the one contradicting himself: ‘Frist later retreated from directly accusing Clarke of perjury, telling reporters that he personally had no knowledge that there were any discrepancies between Clarke’s two appearances.’ “