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. Bob

    You go Joe Biden!...About time someone in this government told this delusional moron that this is BS. Can't someone just shut him up?

    May 15, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  2. JZ

    Maybe Biden will help spear head either an impeachment of Bush or some other campaign to rid our nation of the horrible American reputation this administration has pushed into history.

    May 15, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. Marcus

    Thank you for stating the obvious Mr. Biden! We need more people to stand up and call his statements and policies what they really are!

    May 15, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. snicklefritz

    You go Joe Biden!!!! Glad someone has what it takes to call this poser of a president out!

    someone/Biden 08

    May 15, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Lumberjack

    It's about time someone called Bush on the BS, it's totally true. Biden for Secretary of State in 09!

    May 15, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Mark

    Wow! Tell'em Biden!!

    May 15, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. Morgan

    Bravo Biden!!

    May 15, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. 45-year old White Woman for Obama

    Well, if Vice President Cheney can drop the "f" bomb on the Senate floor, then I guess it's okay for Sen. Biden to say "bs."

    Is this perhaps signs of a Biden vice presidential bid?

    Obama/Biden '08

    May 15, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  9. Joe B

    If anyone knows BS, it's Biden.....

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. Griff

    I bid you, Mr Biden. Are you not just another Dictator... The begining of the first Coup, on modern day democracy in the USA...

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. Mike

    Joe Biden is my hero.

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. Micah

    Haha. I love Joe Biden. Wish he would have had a better chance at the Presidency.

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  13. Kaire Richards

    Come on Biden Get it on they ask for it they will get it. We are in the general election war. I thought Bush said he was sorry for Hillary but he has pushed her aside, clear out the race. He is focusing on our nominee. BaBaBaraaaack for PRESIDENT.

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. toli

    clinton/biden would have been a great combo. two of the most qualified to lead our country!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. Jonathan Scott

    Joe Biden Rules!

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Nathan Myers

    Amen brother. Sometimes strong words are needed in situations like this. All other things aside, Biden is extremely gifted in foreign policy understanding, and can see through stuff like this

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  17. Linda D

    You go Senator Biden!!!! LOVE IT!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  18. Sam

    Biden is dead on. Bush is like an arsonist who's trying to impede the fire trucks from getting to the fire that he started.

    May 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  19. hanna4

    I think Biden might make a good VP for Obama! Tell Bush what you really think! Biden is right....we wouldn't be in this mess if it weren't for Bush's arrogant attitude and behavior.

    May 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  20. ananimalfriendlylife

    <3 Biden

    May 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  21. Lavella Medford

    You go, Joe! It's about time someone had the guts to publicly label Bush's political ignorance, arrogance and utter stupidity what it is!! JOE BIDEN FOR V.P.!!

    May 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  22. George from Minneapolis

    Way to have some back bone Mr.Biden.

    What do you have to say about that Dubya ?? Glad someone called you on your Bu*****t.

    May 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  23. Linda D

    Sorry...I meant Chairman Biden!!!! You go guy!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. bryan

    Go Joe!

    What kills me is that anybody is stupid enough to take this guy seriously about anything.

    Obama-Biden '08!

    May 15, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  25. samir

    bush is bulls***!!! Biden 08

    May 15, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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