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. Esther from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

    Way to call it Biden! We are tired of living in the land of denial. Bush has sold us out and we paying for a war to Help who knows who but its not helping us any in this world. IMPEACH BUSH AND HIS CREW NOW. PUT THEM UP ON WAR CRIMES THEY HAVE COMMITTED IN OUR NAME.

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. scott

    WOW!!!!!

    WAY TO GO SENATOR BIDEN!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. Vicki

    GO BIDEN!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  4. Ray Raymond

    Right on Mr. Biden11111111

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  5. Nick

    Ahmen Mr Biden

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  6. For Obama Not Because I'm Black

    Biden- Take the nail and the hammer and apply appropriate force. Great Job!

    May 15, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  7. HomoSapien

    Good Job Senator Biden!

    This guy – Bush – is an imbecile with amazingly little knowledge and shockingly little curiosity about anything. He has managed to do to this country in seven years what no external enemy could have. He has divided us, ruined us economically, made us less safe.

    It's time we start taking our country back and it's time we started calling this moron a moron.

    May 15, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  8. beevee

    I commned senator Biden for his comments on Mr. Bush's statement.

    May 15, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. EDW

    It doesn't get any more beautiful than that. Thank you Mr. Biden!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. Cindy

    Joe Biden proves once again that is he is the strongest, most forthright leader in our country today. Thanks for calling it like it is, Joe.

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. Kwad

    I couldn't agree more strongly with Biden. I am glad he chose the words he did as it may actually get some coverage.

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  12. Matt from L.A.

    I love you Joe Biden! (way to tell 'em!)

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  13. Scubanut

    Finally, someone has the cohones to call it what it is! Way to go, Senator Biden! Thank you for pointing out the inconsistencies and ineptitude in this administration's foreign policy.

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. Duey

    It's about time somebody of Senator Biden's stature says what is on everyone's mind. I'd love to see him or someone else say this straight to Bush's face.

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    I have always liked Joe Biden because he calls it as he sees it! He should definitely be on Barack's short list of VP candidates with all of his national and inernational experience.

    May 15, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  16. Don

    I guess this makes Joe Biden this year's Howard Dean.

    These are the people supporting Obama; perhaps it's time we took a pregnant pause and re-evaluated where this country is headed?

    May 15, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  17. jiqingli

    Good for Biden!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Jose'

    Joe Biden is an idiot.

    Everything is political to this clown.

    He couldn't care less about the security of this country.

    We need to elect anybody but Obama if we are going to make this country safer.

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Kiah

    Tell em' why you mad son! I love that Joe Biden is calling Bush out on not only his pathetic attempt at scoring political points but for his own shortcomings with our foreign relations.

    Bush is such a DB!

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  20. Mikhailovich

    Good for Joe Biden!

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  21. Bob

    I suggest that Joe " I wish this rug fit my head better" Biden, Barak " Can't we all just get along" Obama, Howard " Aggggggggggggggg" Dean and least we not forget Nancy " Her facelift" Pelosi get something out of the history books! " If fhe shoe fits, wear it" and " A guilty dog always barks first" Watch for the backlash out of the south in the election in Nov. 2008

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  22. Pat Va

    Ditto, Senator Biden!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  23. Andy

    Biden lost it a long time ago.

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  24. fred

    Joe Biden-VP, tell it like it really is!

    May 15, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. Al Ware

    Big ups for Sen. Biden. A straight talker who tells the truth. Pres. Bush should be impeached for the damage he has done to this country, along with his partner in crime, Dick Cheney. Sen. Obama should make Sen. Biden his V.P.

    Obama/Biden "08"

    May 15, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
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