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. Kenneth

    Joe Biden, I think I love you!!! That was awesome!!!

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

    It IS bulls**t! Why don't you idiots at CNN spend more time reporting on the daily abuses & moronic statements made by this war criminal president instead of the completely logical responses.

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. Beck

    Good for Senator Biden,

    Finally someone telling it like it is!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. Tim Chaney

    Joe Biden for Vice President! I love this guy for telling it like it is

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. Drew, Central FL

    Way to go, Joe!

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. Paul

    Bush is right, we cannot be naive when dealing with our enemies

    Hillary 08!
    She has a plan and the experience to lead our nation.

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Fly Boy

    Thank You Biden for saying the TRUTH, because Bush is BS and what he says is BS and what he does is BS.

    P.S. Thank You Bush for showing that YOU are still the Commander of BS.

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  8. Matt Campbell - NJ

    Amen Mr. Biden! Democrats like yourself need to stand up and call a spade a spade and help defend our future president Mr. Obama. I'm tired of this rhetoric from the right. McCain is a fool for standing by Bush's side and will suffer a huge defeat in the fall because of it.

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. Khal Houston,Texas

    Sometimes.....I think he is just trying help John McCain....the old man, to get some points....because he sure needs some....A Republican from Georgia.....living in Houston, Texas

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  10. LB

    Tell it like it is Mr. Biden--you are the straight talker in the Senate. Don't ever stop telling it like it is!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. Lou

    This is why I love Biden! I love his style! Great Great Response for once from a politico finally! GO JOE!

    May 15, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. FL

    That's elegant. i don't understand how Biden could be in such a place of intelligence and be so clueless at the same time. Just don't get it.

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  13. Eliki Thompson

    Wow – there's someone in washington who's willing to call a spade a spade.

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  14. brian, orlando florida

    FINALLY!!!!! Someone has the intestinal fortitude to publicly state what 70% of this country believes. Kudos to you Senator Biden. I applaud you and thank you for your candor!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  15. Karen Calhoun, Tennessee

    Tell 'em Joe! Bush is the biggest hypocrite ever to enter the White House (and there are a long list of hypocrites who have resided there!)

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  16. Brian, Pittsburgh

    THANK YOU JOE BIDEN FOR SPEAKING BLUNTLY AND HONESTLY ! After 9/11, Bush has gotten away with tons of nonsense like this. It's about time our "leaders" are standing up for what's right and slamming the TRUTH in Bush's face. Joe Biden deserves a cabinet position in Obama's Administration!

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

    Wat to go ...........JOE!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Clear Picture

    Bush is NO position to talk about pro-war after what he did to America – people are suffering right now because of him and his ridiculous party – tick tock tick tock these morons time is almost up!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. Bright From Milwaukee

    Are you suprised? Bush is out there showing to the world once again how empty his brains are.

    What a shame!!!

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

    Way to go ...............JOE!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. Mike NYC, NY

    H*ll Yeah!!!!!

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

    IMPEACH BUSH NOW!!!!! The NERVE of this bastard to play POLITICS on the World stage.

    Bush has been irrelevant for his entire puppet term and I will not have respect for the DEMS until they IMPEACH this jerk. You sat by and watched a sitting President get Impeached for a freakin BJ and you let this Criminal and his cronies WALK??? WHY IS THE DNC AFRAID OF BUSH??????????

    IMPEACH HIM NOW BEFORE HE STARTS WW3

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  23. Chase Zimmerman

    Bush comments have been less intelligent since he took the office of Presidency , his words and actions have all been bs. So I totally agree with the Senator. Bush doesn't care one way or the other because he has eight months left in office. It is really funny too because we may get again a not so intelligent President Obama, who thinks we have 57 states in the US. Is that not something you learn in Pre-K schooling the 50 states. My Fellow Americans wake up and be careful who you vote for!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  24. Joshua College Station Texas

    Go Joe! Here here!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  25. Kelby

    It is a rare occasion when one of our politicians allows that veneer of politically correct professionalism crack enough to show how they really feel. They say Mccain is a staight talker. No, this line from Joe Biden is the most "staight talk" I have heard from any politician in a long time.

    I think it's about time that somebody pointed out the crap being spewed by Bush and his administration is in fact BULL S**T.

    It amazes me what pushes people to curse in public.

    GO JOE GO!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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