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. Logtaads

    Who is Joe Biden... what's he done?

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. Marie

    Good for Senator Biden for calling President Bush on this and telling it like it is.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. jim

    Good for you Biden. At Least SOMEONE has the balls to stand up and say somemthing other then "My friend from..." or "I disagree with the comments made...". Finally they start using the tough language. It almost makes them look human.

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  4. Dale

    Go Biden! Well said!

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. Beth

    Don't sugar-coat it, Mr. Biden. Tell us how you really feel. By the way – Bravo!

    May 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. Brad from MN

    Atta boy Biden! Tis about time someone called the clown on this crap.

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. Mark

    Good for Biden! Who the heck does Dubya think he's kidding?

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. Daryl from Washington

    hahaha....Obama should get Biden as his vice! I like this guy!

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Dia Akin

    Gotta respect his balls for this! I'm glad that somebody FINALLY set aside the "professional character" and said what NEEDED to be said. Everything that has come out of Bush's mouth has been "BS." I'm just glad someone in a public spotlight was brave enough to come out and say what the people have been thinking for years.

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. alan

    I love Joe Biden.

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  11. GO JOE!

    This man would have made a fine president! Tell it like it is!

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. Mary

    THANK YOU JOE! Finally people are calling out this lying coward for what he is. PELOSI-how dare you say impeachment was off the table. He has ruined this country...morally, economically and every other level. Bush, Cheney and the rest of this regime...may there be a very special place in hell for all of you.

    May 15, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. Bob

    I love it well a politician calls a spade a spade

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Brnman

    President George W. Bush is supposed to be the president of the USA. That means he is the president of all Americans.

    That includes Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Christians, Jews, Muslims. Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists etc. For him to make a speech in another country and then to belittle other Americans because their views differ from his or the political party to which he belongs; shows that he indeed will be recorded in history as the worst or one of the worse presidents in the history of the USA.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  15. Darth Vadik, CA

    If somebody has lied and lied and lied and lied and lied some more to you....

    ...WHY THE HECK WOULD YOU BELIEVE THEM NOW?

    This administration has been a disgrace to its party (Republicans), to politics in general, to the country. Time for a new direction.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. Justin

    Send Joe Biden to go to Iran and talk to them imo, he sounds willing.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  17. Zak, Chicago

    I like a politician that says it like it is. Biden might make a good Obama VP.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  18. Rene D, Bel Air, MD

    This explains in part why Condi Rice has not had a very successful run as Sec of State. My gawd, George.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  19. Tay in Texas

    That is the funniest thing ever. It just goes to show that everyone has pretty much reached their limit with this moron. This mess is what we Americans as reaped as our reward for electing a "short bus" president.

    Still, I am going to miss making fun of him when he is no longer in office.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    i wonder how bush can sleep at night knowing he will go down in history as the biggest mistake this country ever made?

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. Lewis Moore

    Finally someone steps up to the plate. Lets see how GW pulls his foot out of his mouth on this one.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  22. Robert

    Sing it, Joe! You were always my dark-horse favorite.

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  23. Really?

    Give 'em hell, Joe! We're talking to North Korea . . . we talk to Iran about Iraq . . . and let's see . . . We don't talk to Cuba (and haven't in decades); we don't talk to Iran about nukes; we don't talk to Hamas or Hezbollah; and we have effectuated ABSOLUTELY no change in any of their policies. Indeed, with the toppling of Saadam, Iran has become a menace under Bush's watch, undermining progress in Iraq; arming Hamas and Hezbollah to the teeth; going nukular (as Bush would say) and generally becoming the neighborhood bully. Brilliant. Just brilliant. Give 'em hell, Joe!

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  24. FRANK

    WHAT CAN I SAY.... THIS IS THE 1ST THING BUSH HAS SAID IN 7 YEARS THAT I AGRE WITH.

    BUSH IS 100% CORRECT , ONLY A FOOL WOULD MEET WITH THOSE LEADERS

    May 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  25. Chris L.

    I applaud you, sir! Bush's comments were indeed childish BS and you called it for what it is. I shall enjoy the Republicans panic as they dig their own graves because of this guy (and their own arrogance).

    May 15, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
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