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. Tony - DC

    morals*

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  2. Melvin Chunn

    It's about time the truth be told publicly and loudly about GW and what a giant fool he is. IF he had an ounce of decency, he and Cheney would leave office because of their disgrace they have brought to the United States.

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. BOOTSTOMPER

    Who listens to Bush besides McCain and Lieberman?

    May 15, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  4. Sam, Grand Prairie TX

    That about sums it up. Couldn't have said it better myself. Democrats 08! Obama/Clinton/Edwards either way you slice it, America Wins!!!! CNN

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. Dilip Samuels

    Bush the man who destroyed America on many fronts all by himself

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. Copperfield

    Bush's fear mongering is over.

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. DAN

    Wow!!!!!!! He took the words right outta my mouth. Wat 2 go Biden!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Douglas

    With a simple minded president, only a simple minded word will have the desired effect. The media need to look in the mirror, how can this president go 8 yrs without being accountable for his actions???

    May 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Cory, San Diego, CA

    Ed Henry, John Roberts, and Ted Barrett are not journalists. They are actively and blatantly lying about what President Bush said earlier today. The administration has come out and officially stated that they were NOT referring to Obama with Bush's speech to the Knesset. Who is it that told these CNN "journalists" otherwise? I believe that they are intentionally lying to the American people in order to support their candidate of choice. This is unethical and CNN should investigate this action immediately.

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

    Thank You Joe, Thank You. Finially some one after 8 years stands up and tells the true. Bush is worthles, he does not and has not known what sacafise's are men and women are faceing nor the complet distrocuction of are Amiarican interstruction and fath in our democarcy.
    Well do Joe.

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Mike in GSO

    Whoa Joe! Tell em how you really feel. The most spot on description of whatbthis Yosemitie Sam President has done to this country. Thank you. Only a coward would dismiss diplomacy, because he's noth fighting and never has.

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Jeanne

    To say the least, Bush's comments are inaccurate but consider the source. Bush is a fear monger. All he knows how to do is promote fear.

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  13. Frank

    Outstanding!

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  14. Brad

    Oh snap, wonder what Generalissimo George will think of that!

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  15. Patrick Blackmon

    I hope Biden gets a place in the next Democratic administration, hopefully as Secretary of State, no matter who wins the nomination.

    May 15, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. dp

    Bush is a discrace to all America.

    He ruined our country, and is overseas
    going negative on our next president.

    What a Loser!

    Can we impeach him for pure stupidity?

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

    Good for you Sen. Biden. Shame on Prez.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  18. CJ

    Yea Senator Biden! If only the rest of our Congress had the audacity to stand up against this regime. Bush and Cheney should have been impeached long ago. I only hope the rest of the country is as sick of this administration as I am and goes to the polls to vote for change. God knows we need it desperately! Change does not mean McCain, a continuance of this regime. Either one of the other two will suffice.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  19. D'Anne

    How has sitting down and talking to someone ever hurt? Um, I would venture to say that bombing our enemies resulting in the loss of innocent lives, not to mention outrageous monetary costs, is far worse. Our nation needs to quit being so "righteous" and listen more.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  20. Rubin Moise

    Here we go again with the politic of fear. This fool does not speak for Americans. American want peace not aggression. George Bush is so hated in the U.S and abroad. Can we just exile him to some poor country in Africa and for him to never come back to the USA.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  21. John

    I think I speak for many Americans when I say "THANK YOU"

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  22. Mark G

    Finally, someone will say what needs to be said and not hide behind political correctness. Way to call him out. Nice to see someone with some guts.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  23. Anita

    Thank you, Sen. Biden for speaking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  24. TK

    Wow! I love your response Biden. Way to go.

    May 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  25. Cathy

    BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
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