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. Greg, NY

    Biden = better straight talk then you'd get from McCain any day of the week.

    May 15, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. Charles in Florida

    That's right Senator Biden, call "W" out for the mess he's caused! Bush needs to explain himself about that comment when he gets back from Israel. I hope Bush doesn't fire Dr. Rice or Mr. Gates though, since they both are doing a better job than he is.

    May 15, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Beverly, NYC

    Mr. Biden I could not have said it better myself. BTW Mr. soon to be ex-president how goes the search for Osama Bin Laden, remember him?

    May 15, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. RB from NH

    Obama/Biden '08!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. david Nouakchott, Mauritania

    Hurray for someone with Courage to say it like it is. Biden for President!
    David

    May 15, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    Go Sen. Biden! That GW believes he has one iota of credability re: foreign relations and that the world or the people of the GOP would listen to this is... BS!

    I think these types of comments only helps Sen. Obama and do much more harm to Sen. McCain.

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Proud American

    Thats right Republicans it aint gonna work this time. We're not gonna let ya tell the public lies like you've been doing for the last 8 years. Its a new dawn! You tell'em Mr. Biden!

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  8. Obama v McCain

    HOO-RAH! you tell'em Biden!..thats why i love this country.. you can tell the Prez he's full of it without fear of reprecutions!!!
    GOTTA LOVE THE U.S of A

    Go Barak!

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  9. Tracy - Oakley, CA

    Thank goodness Biden has come out and said what everyone else is aware of. How do you solve problems without communications? Bush is such an idiot. What is wrong with him? He really makes us look stupid on a regular basis.

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  10. JenNYC

    I like Joe Biden more and more. Tell it like it is!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  11. Obama all DAY!

    Wow, you tell 'em Biden.

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  12. Dylan

    THIS IS WHY I LOVE JOE BIDEN!

    Bush's comments were Bull___. In fact, that were lower than bull___. No one has done more to help the terrorists than George W. Bush.

    I just keep telling myself that we only have a few more months of these moronic clown in office.

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  13. Dana Piranha

    Go Biden! Calling that short-handled spade a short-handled spade.

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Hmm...

    I'm glad Joe Biden was paying attention to the news and what's really going on, unlike some of our "enlightened" political representatives...

    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  15. Manuel TX

    I'm no fan of Bush, having voted against him twice, but Biden's comment is not true.

    Obama himself has said that the pre-conditions that the Bush administration has required for any formal diplomatic efforts with Iran need to be dropped...so which is it?

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    May 15, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  16. Mike

    I love Joe Biden; he'd be a great secretary of state.

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  17. david Nouakchott, Mauritania

    Hurray for someone with Courage to say it like it is. Biden for President!
    David
    Iowan working overseas

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  18. mark beagle

    'Nuff said. Joe Biden for President.

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  19. M.R.

    Of course it's bulls–t, it came out of Bush's mouth!

    I'm glad Biden went on-record with this, but roughly 70% of the American populous have already figured this out.

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  20. Todd

    You gotta love Joe Biden.

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  21. Ex-Republican

    Sen. Biden, I salute you sir. This is the most straightforward response to the continued Bush lunacy that I have ever seen. You sir have earned my respect and admiration.

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  22. Ratgurl

    Thanks, CNN, for finally reporting some news!

    And YAY BIDEN! I've been waiting for someone to call Bush on his BS tactics & know-nothing commentary... but what took so long?

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. Obama Edwards 08

    You said it right Biden. About time someone called it as it is!

    IMPEACHMENT is the order of the day. Bush has wore out his welcome!

    May 15, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  24. Khalid

    Way to go Biden, here is the righteous anger Democrats and Americans needed to be showing against Bush's war from the beginning. This President has become more and more of a joke and it would be an understatement to call him the worst President in history. Thank you Senator for pointing out Bush and his failed policies.

    May 15, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  25. john

    LOL...Senator Bidens whole life has been bulls**t . He is the mouth that never quits..and it is usualy telling people how intelligent and important he is. He does have hisself convinced.

    May 15, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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