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.”


Filed under: Joe Biden
soundoff (1,221 Responses)
  1. Zoey

    AMEN !!!! Joe Biden, you are alright with me. It's about time people step up to Bush.

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

    Joe Biden is right, He would make a good running mate for Hilary! His views on how we should handle Iran sound the same as hers, Not like Obama's talk to them first, without leverage or negotiations. Vote Hilary 08

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. emanuel miggiani

    Why is one President impeached over some lewd bahaviour in his office, and this ashtonishing moron Bush gets away with everything?
    He should have been impeached already for a million reasons.

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. Lauro Martines

    Hurray for Senator Biden. He is absolutely write to impugn the occupant of our White House for his lack of diplomacy, aggression, inconsistencies, and a primary cause of terror in the

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  5. Dennis McFay

    Joe Biden's comments are quite accurate. I am still waiting for the number one terrorist and international war crimes evader boy George Bush to stand trail, however unlikely.

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Mark

    You go Biden. You said what needed to be said. Biden for VP

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Colin From Tx

    Ya have to give it to Joe, He calls it how it is.

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Bubba

    Thats right! Bus has weakened us and has done irreversible damage to our country.

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. Jack

    Ah yes, the politics of takign umbridge. Why is it that when John Kerry makes a disrespectful comment everyone says that Republicans are too sensitive, but a comment from President Bush elicits curse words from the Democrat high ups?

    May 15, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. Ronald, L.A., California

    Well, well, well. Senator Biden steps up big-time for the truth! Nice to see you're still out there fighting the good fight, Senator. Common sense seems to be a disappearing characteristic!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Rob

    It would be funny if it was not so sad. I am glad I will be able to say I did not vote for this monumental failure of an administration. I just hope that the damage this president caused over the past 7 years can be reversed.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  12. William

    Finally – at last! One of our Senators has the fortitude to say what we are all thinking!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  13. Independant Floridian

    That's right Sen. Biden. I knew I liked this guy!. Tell it like it is! Bush is full of BS.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. AL

    WOW!!

    This is our president? Can't wait until January 2009!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. Joe Regis

    A pretty sad state of affair America finds herself.

    Let the bombs do the talking.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. James Buchanan

    May not agree with everything he says, but I can finally say without reservation that there is one real human being on the Left side of the aisle with something resembling a backbone.

    Finally, a Democrat with the temerity to call it like he sees it without the pandering tone of voice.

    This Republican voter is duly impressed.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  17. Champion D

    How did this idiot get into office disrespecting the President must be on MDMA.

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. White middle-aged woman for Obama !

    I agree Joe !. We all know Bush is trying to get the Jewish communities in America to go against Sen. Obama in Nov. The republicans are so afraid of losing complete control of the government come election time, and they will !.
    Obama 08 !!!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  19. Robert

    It's about time someone got very blunt about the stuff Bush has been saying. It's just a shame it took 8 years. Now if they would just impeach him, Congress'es approval would go up 50 percentage points!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  20. Native Delawarean

    Go, Joe!!!!!!!

    But next time, don't be so kind to Bush. ;-)

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  21. Jacob

    Hey CNN did you read the report from the RNC, this is exactly what they wanted the president to do and look how much its backfiring!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  22. Elizabeth

    Go Joe! Go Joe!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  23. Chris-Seattle

    CNN is cool I saw the headline before they bleeped it out and I about fell outta my chair laughing!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  24. Copperblue

    Biden for VP.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  25. kmt

    Biden is terrific – I hope he gets a cabinet post, at least, in Obama's Administration!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49