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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  1. Doug

    And Joe Biden moves firmly into the lead and becomes my new friggin hero. I love him.

    May 15, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. mw- obama supporter

    AMEN!!! You tell em Biden

    May 15, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. Ben

    Clearly what Biden is trying to say is that Bush is an idiot.

    May 15, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. Dave

    Joe Biden is an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. Edward-Chicago

    Now tha't real talk. Biden just gained my respect. He called Bulls**t for what it was, without sugar coating it. Good Job Senator.

    May 15, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Erik - Dallas, TX

    Way to go Sen. Biden!

    May 15, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. KK

    Go Hon. Senator Biden!! I respect your strong stance against this bull***t and your courage to NOT to mince words in the face of such ridiculous commentary.

    THANK YOU!

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. Yes

    Godd for you Biden! Atleast Biden tells it like it is. I always respected him...

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. Sean

    Thank you once again for speaking the truth Joe Biden.

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Damon

    Ha ha....I love it!! It's about time someone stop bitting their tongue for the sake of that bumbling idiot. That's who Obama needs as VP!!!

    Obama/Biden 08!!

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  11. Mary

    Perhaps Senator Biden has his eye on the Vice Presidency?

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  12. Derek

    Dang, Biden tore Bush a new one! I like Biden or Edwards as Obama's VP.

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  13. PDR

    Biden knows what he is talking about. Counting the days until the Bush Nightmare comes to an end...

    May 15, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  14. rany

    joe biden know what is good policy,and what he said is right bush got it wrong.
    obama 08.

    May 15, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  15. Mainely Carol

    Love someone up there telling it like it is! Joe Biden can't be fooled by the veiled insidious predjudicial accusations on Obama.
    Hopefully the media will air Bidens statement as much as the will surely repeat the trash coming from Bush.

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  16. Martha, Georgia

    Thank you Sen. Biden for standing up to the rhetorical bulls**t that comes out of Bush and and his surrogates' mouths. He is still trying to invoke fear into the American and Israeli people. Can't wait until the end of 2008.

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  17. MaryK

    I love Senator Biden, he always tells it like it is!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. Rick FL

    I love Sen. Biden's candor. America has had enough of Bush and his neocon nonsense. Outrageous indeed.

    Dem '08

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  19. Dumb Mcain and Bush

    Finally somone who is speaking up and will probably be scolded for his tone...but someone has to speak up and stop political games. I am ashamed our President can speak like that. I am royally ticked about our leadership...but highly appreciative of Bidens response.

    BIDEN FOR VP

    May 15, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. Mark

    Amen Senator Biden...Thanks for speaking the truth... we are looking for that in our leaders...

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Titi from Texas

    Joe Biden is the man ! ! !

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. June from Michigan

    I wholeheartedly agree with Joe Biden. Pres. Bush has been feeding us "bull dung" for too long. What started out to be a plus for our country has turned upside down causing chaos not only here but around the world.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  23. Kook

    Shut-up Biden. Go back to cheating and plagarizing speeches.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. Willy

    GO JOE GO !

    100% correct. Joe Biden should be Obama's VP pick !!!

    Bush is the worst President this country has ever seen, he has brought us to the brink of collapse !!

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. Max, Dallas, TX

    You've got to love a senator who follows up "bulls**t" with "malarkey."
    Biden's absolutely right. Bush's comments were horrible, and reminiscent of that oaf Romney, when he spouted that nonsense about Democrats before he got out of the presidential race.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
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