May 15th, 2008
04:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden calls Bush comments 'bulls**t'

Biden had some strong words for the president.
Biden had some strong words for the president.

(CNN) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joe Biden, D-Delaware, called President Bush’s comments accusing Sen. Barack Obama and other Democrats of wanting to appease terrorists "bulls**t” and said if the president disagrees so strongly with the idea of talking to Iran then he needs to fire his secretaries of State and Defense, both of whom Biden said have pushed to sit down with the Iranians.

“This is bullshit. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset…and make this kind of ridiculous statement,” Biden said angrily in a brief interview just off the Senate floor.

“He’s the guy who’s weakened us. He’s the guy that’s increased the number of terrorists in the world. His policies have produced this vulnerability the United States has. His intelligence community pointed that out not me. The NIE has pointed that out and what are you talking about, is he going to fire Condi Rice? Condi Rice has talked about the need to sit down. So his first two appeasers are Rice and Gates. I hope he comes home and does something.”

He quoted Gates saying Wednesday that we “need to figure out a way to develop some leverage and then sit down and talk with them.”


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soundoff (1,221 Responses)
  1. Ex-Delawarean

    Joe Biden

    You ROCK..........you should have been elected president years ago (the only reason you couldn't is because of that stupid plagarism scandal and the fact that you are from Delaware........never see any Miss Delaware's become Miss America or President!!)

    Your comments were right to the point......I love a man who knows how to effectively cuss!!

    May 15, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. FedUpinJax

    You go Sen. Biden! I sure wish you were our presidential nominee!

    May 15, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Laura

    Amen! It is just about time someone actually spoke out against the inane rhetoric of the Bush administration. I am sure Biden will catch some heat for his choice of words, but what is more vulgar – a naughty word or the unnecessary invasion and slaughter of innocent Iraqis? If you choose the word, you need to have a long, hard think about your moral code.

    May 15, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. Will from Gaithersburg

    Senator Biden, I concur!

    May 15, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Michael Nordine

    This is why I love Biden.

    May 15, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  6. Lynda West Chester, PA

    I love Joe Biden! He is just the type of person Obama needs as a running mate. Obama would be hard pressed to find a running mate with as much foreign relations experience/knowledge/smarts.

    Obama/Biden '08!

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  7. Moses, Ca.

    " Ritgh on " Mr. Biden, you hit the nail on the head

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. John in WA

    Well.....Mr. Biden might think the comments are BS, but I happen to think that for ANY candidate making pronouncements of being willing to sit down after they get elected and talking with terrorists UNDERMINES any action or policies of the current situation in ANY place in the world where the interests of the US are at stake.
    Please remember the old WWII saying..."Loose lips sink ships". Same thing applies to anyone with a soapbox to stand on. The US does not negotiate with terrorists, no matter WHO is in the White House.

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  9. Darrell - Wisconsin

    Joe Biden, you are my hero!

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  10. Jeremy, Las Vegas

    I don't care what anyone says; Joe Biden rocks.

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. Simone

    Go, Biden!

    Tell it like it is!!

    Now, THAT is STRAIGHTALK!

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  12. joeparadis

    Senator Biden is correct. What is going to happen to Mr. Bush after he leaves office? There should be an avalanche of civil lawsuits in this country and the international courts should indict him for war crimes.

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. 92 year old Texan

    Joe Biden looks, acts and is the professor. Bush looks, acts,speaks and reasons like the special ed. kid.

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  14. Oh. My

    Go Biden!

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. sebert trail

    Once again vulgar Biden seem not to look at the facts. Obama said he would meet with terrorist leaders if elected. Biden is another example of why we need term limits.

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. The Big O.N.E

    I like it. Biden is the mannnn!

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  17. Dee

    You tell him Biden!!!

    JANUARY 20, 2009!!

    We will be done with the worst president in our country's history!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  18. Farren Ballanst

    I've always liked Joe Biden. He cares more about telling the truth than about how it might sound.

    May 15, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  19. Bob Singer

    Agreed... 100%
    Thank you Mr. Biden!

    May 15, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  20. lori

    Thank you, Sen. Biden!!! Finally, someone speaking plainly and publicly – the truth.

    May 15, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  21. Louise

    Senator Biden would be a wonderful choice for Vice Pres.

    May 15, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  22. Donald, Buxton Maine

    GOD BLESS JOE BIDEN~!...would have been the best president we could ever have hoped for. We'll settle for what we have coming up but Joe would have been the right one for the most important job in the world

    May 15, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  23. Tim

    OBAMA / BIDEN '08!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  24. mike

    Biden – what a putz

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  25. Maksym

    Respect for Joe Biden just went up by factor of "x 10"

    He just spoke my mind.

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
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