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. Bobby

    If there's any hope for the GOP in this election; they're going to have to get George Bush some duct tape. The more he opens his mouth the angrier people get. Bush – Shhhhhhhhhhhhh...

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

    Agreed!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. Paizley

    LOL. Thank You!! Biden is right on. Bush offering any kind of opinion on anything at all at this point is laughable.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  4. kosmo fenster

    finally, a senator with the courage to call it as it is. mr bush sinks deeper into the muck every time he opens his mouth. we can only hope he keeps his mouth open and disappears from the scene entirely before he kills us all.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. Johnny from NY

    nice
    atta boy joe
    give it to us straight

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. Jim,Atlanta

    Joe Biden.......bravo....you'd make a great VP!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Gapagos

    Finally someone who says it like it is.
    Good for him. I wish America had more citizens like this, instead of bashing anyone who says anything remotely controversial.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. Rocky

    Tell it like it is, Biden! I wish more politicians would.

    May 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. Scott Nolde

    Well done Joe. Finally, someone willing to point out what Bush is so full of.

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. Mike

    I can't understand why the current President hasn't been fired for his incompetency. Bush is very lucky that he lives in a country that has tolerance for idiots.

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  11. kendall

    Joe B just keeping it REAL!

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. Randy

    This is what has been needed to be said for the last eight years. Bush has lead a lot naive and trusting Americans to ruin their own country to enrich Bush and Republican cronies with help from Fox News. It looks like everyone in the US has figured it out the sad part is it took nine years for people to wise up.

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  13. Steve, Landing, NJ

    Good for Joe. I'm glad someone had the guts to call the President out in the strongest possible terms.

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  14. Common Sense

    McCain presidency is crazy and inviting disaster.

    Be smart and vote Obama.

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  15. Ed

    Thanks you Sen. Biden, someboby finally said it!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  16. willowood

    Senator Biden is right. What can one say about Bush...probably better left unsaid...such a sad legacy in American history. Voting Republican this time around is tantamount to being brain dead...

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  17. Tom Cotner

    Good for you Joe Biden. It's about time a trusted member of congress finally said out loud that the president is a liar - always has been a liar, and always will be a liar - and has been totally destructive to our country.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  18. john compton

    Everytime George opens his mouth his Approval ratings drop a few more points. This will be a bigger landslide than 80!

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. Roy

    Joe hit the nail on the head.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  20. No McBush

    Good counter Mr. Joe Biden... great job.. it is time to give this man a piece of our mind.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. Dre from MS

    Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the United States of America...

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. Lisa M.

    Hear! Hear! I hope that more Americans wake up to the hypocrisy of "W" and others like him. Our President doesn't criticize his own staff when they suggest a course of action, only when the opposing party does the same thing. Disgusting.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. Danny,IA

    Dear Joe

    Do not try to defend yourself or Barack. You do not sit with your enemy to talk. You think you are too smart. You are nothing, my friend.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  24. Joe

    I love Biden. I wish he was the dem nominee.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  25. OBAMA/EDWARDS 08

    You Go Senator Joe Biden. My respect for you just jumpt to highest for any Senator in Congress. Wow i wish i was there to shook your hand Sir.

    May 15, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
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