(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.”
Go Joe, tell him how it really is
Give 'em hell, Joe!
Biden would make a pretty good V.P. He speaks his mind and it comes from the heart.
Bush is not a very bright man. As mean as this may sound, it is also true.
It has often been said that we humans go from on extreme to the next extreme. From the worst president in modern day history to the best the president in modern day history.
In other words, from Bush to Obama.
Can you hear it? ... It's the return of the United States of America.
Sick 'em Joe!
I couldn't agree more. How can a president with such a failed foreign policy possibly criticize the fresh ideas of actually working diplomatically with our enemies instead of starting unwinnable wars. This just shows how bush is so out of touch with the reality of terrorism in the world
and the shots against Obama start coming!! His inexperience is a real problem!!
He's always amusing.
I'm not saying I disagree or agree. But you can always go to Biden for a sound bite.
This man is my hero.
DOWN WITH BUSH DOWN WITH MCCAIN.
2 COWARD AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
about time someone called Bush on this. Well done, Joe, and great choice of words. Next January's inauguration cannot come soon enough.
Joe Biden's great. Maybe he could be VP under Obama. That'd be a pretty awesome ticket.
go Joe. Taking Foreign Policy advice from George Bush is like taking reproductive health lessons from Britney Spears' sister.
Good for Biden. I'm not a Bush-hater at all, and this is strong language to be sure, but it's long overdue that someone calls BS.
YES Biden say it again and don't apologize. You hit the nail on the head....He started this angry sentiment the world has for us. He started a war with NO JUST CAUSE...YES YES YES
George Bush wouldn't recognize the truth if it were given to him intravenously. Biden is right on!!!!!!!!
Relax senator - BTW by the same token, no reason to use this kind of language in THIS country .. as white house spokesman said " I understand when you're running for office you sometimes think the world revolves around you. "
We have all seen what appeasement has brought.....
As much as I love Biden's unhinged (and perfectly appropriate) reaction, how about Obama's measured, civil, and equally accurate response? Can't help but notice the conspicuous absence of the statement from the Democratic FRONTRUNNER!
It's about time someone called Bush out on this....way to go Joe!!!!
bush never even said that biden you are an idiot
This is how people should talk to McBush!
Thank you senator, thank you.
Thank you, Joe Biden!! Please keep talking!
Joe Biden for Secretary of Defense