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. Michael

    I hope Bush keeps yappin away through November- A gauranteed win for the Democrats! OBAMA FOR AMERICA!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Julia Mullin

    Go, Joe Biden! I wanted you at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    May 15, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  3. Tony - DC

    What else would anyone expect from BUSH? This is news?

    May 15, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Yes we can!

    One nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justic for all.....
    Obama/Nagel 2008/2012

    May 15, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. T in Kzoo

    Bwahahaha!!!! Bush had better be careful, the nation is pissed and is just waiting for him to leave the security of his body guards! Bush would be most wise to just keep his mouth shut ;)

    Dems, '08

    May 15, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Joe the Troll

    It's refreshing to hear someone saying what he means and eschewing the euphemisms. I'd like to see more of that.

    May 15, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  7. Greg Quas

    Thank you Mr. Biden!!! Finally, someone states exactly what this administration policies have been for years! Cheers...Bush has been nothing but bull**** since January 2001!!! January 2008 cannot come soon enough for the entire world!!!

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

    Has anyone noticed that being politically correct has gone out the window with the kitchen sink during this primary season? Sure makes it a lot more interesting doesn't it?

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

    This guy should've gotten more votes...

    May 15, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. sansmeat1

    All right, Joe!

    You are SO right and he is SO wrong!

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. njz

    ya gotta love Joe!
    what a great choice he would be as a running mate for Barack with all his foreign affairs experience, or maybe Secretary of State!

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. bobcat

    Couldn't have said it better myself, Senator.

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  13. james

    Amen and Amen

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  14. Mike, Kalamazoo, MI

    Amen!

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  15. Bob Stephens

    Tell em Joe. This war criminal that we have for a President, has no right to talk down to anyone, after all the crap he has pulled in the last 7 1/2 years. I can't wait until he walks out of the White House for the last time...

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

    One idiot we can't wait to get out of the White House.

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  17. Fran

    That's RIGHT!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  18. Lisa

    It ain't over until the lady in the pants suit says it is.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. Maggie

    Why does Bush have to keep trying to prove he's an idiot? We already know!!

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. Dr. Spencer

    Finally! Somone speaking their mind. I dont care if you agree or disagree, you have to admit it is refreshing to see and hear.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  21. Emit

    Give him Hell Joe!!!!

    Bush is such an idiot. And Congress should have impeached his butt last year, but they were afraid of Cheney becoming Pres.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  22. sheryl

    The fierce urgency of Now!!!!!!!.

    OBAMA 08

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  23. Tony - DC

    Bush, Cheney, and his whole freak show Cabinet are the last people on the planet to ever criticize anyone about moreals, value, truth, or anything elsed for that matter. Bush is a joke and and soon will be back in the cow paddy pasutures of Texas where he NEVER should have been allowed to leave.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  24. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    Why am I getting the strong impression that seven years of being President has munged up Bush's brain? It's got to be a high-stress job, and it's got be unbelievably lonely and isolating. And the more I hear from Bush the more it looks like he's losing touch with reality.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  25. Anne E.

    THANK YOU, SIR, FOR CALLING IT WHAT IT IS!
    Dana Perino (or should I say whomever comprises "the White House") is/are equally full of the well-known commodity!

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
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