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. Its about time

    Way to go Joe. I just wish more people had spoken up before we went to war, before George W. Bush became the most unpopular president EVER.

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. E. Elder

    William Borah, a Republican senator, made the quote Bush was referring to. Why would Bush dredge this up when many Republicans were openly sympathetic to the Germans including Bush family members prior to WW 2.

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. White Male -CA

    I love how the Republicans wonder why their brand is so tarnished. Bush has set the bar for Republicans at an all time low. Is the standard of Republicans the double standard now a days?

    Our Republican leaders want to bomb Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan back to the stone ages just so our tax dollars can rebuild these countries.

    We're going after countries that don't have the nukes, but yet we pay NO ATTENTION to North Korea who has them!

    Foreign Policy does not mean bomb a country back to the stone ages so our tax dollars can help rebuild them. All at the same time we get to flip the bill on gas utilities, and car gas coming in at $7.00 a gallon in about a year from now.

    You guys wanna pay $8.00 a gallon two years from now? I say go for it. Let's vote John McCain "Path to extinction"

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. tremlett

    Brilliant Joe. Where were these revelations all this time. Indeed bush continuously tries to divide the nation and so are his cohorts in the admin and the right wing talk radios

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Zman

    WE JUST NEED TO IGNORE HIM HE DOES NOT DESERVE US WAISTING OUR TIME TALKING ABOUT HIM

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  6. Joe Klinow

    I think when John McCain is sitting in the White House next year, we Democrats are going to be wondering why on earth we didn't support Joe Biden for President!

    May 15, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. Le Troubadour

    Give them hell, Biden.

    Biden for Secretary of State or Defense.

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. John

    Biden for President!

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  9. DropDeadFred

    Good for Biden. Call it as he sees it.

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Peter

    This is good Biden. Bide speaks the truth and I like it. The way McCain denies to reject Bush`s comments i awful. McCain is McBush. We don`t 4 more years of bad wars, bad economy and many new enemies.

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  11. Brian

    Looks like somebody cannot take the heat... time to get out of the kitchen.

    McCain 08!

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  12. RR

    Bush is an IDIOT!!

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  13. Josh

    awesome! don't be fooled by all this Republican propaganda (i.e. the world will be filled with terrorists if we don't get elected). scare tactics are over, fools! we need brains in the white house.

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  14. al snyder

    could not have been said better.

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  15. Tom, Iowa

    Biden would make an awesome VP! Or at the very least Secretary of State.
    I love how CNN censors the first time BS is used but not the second.

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  16. Justice

    Four more years with Mcain

    May 15, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  17. everydream23

    Hahahaha!

    This is awesome!

    May 15, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  18. BIFF, BIFFINGTON...

    JOE BIDEN FOR V.P. !!!

    May 15, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  19. Ricky Marlin, New Orleans, LA

    Tell it like it is Joe!

    May 15, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  20. Dan Brown

    I love Joe Biden

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  21. Garv

    There's the Pot calling the kettle black....

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  22. Michelle, VA

    I agree whole-heartedly with the distinguished Sen. Biden. You give 'em hell Joe.

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  23. raine169

    OH boy! LOL Biden is 100% correct

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Anthony Flint, MI

    GO JOE!!!!!!!

    Maybe....Obama/Biden '08??

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. Jeff

    This was hilarious! Thank God for Joe Biden! Finally some straight talk! I'm still lmao

    May 15, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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