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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  1. catjax

    I wanted Joe Biden to be President, but unfortunately, majority of this country don't recognized extra-ordinary statesmen who deserved to be sitting in the oval office. These are also the kind of people that are true leaders, and not what we always chose for President. This is truly sad for this country.

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. TC Orlando, FL

    McSame has nothing on this guy for "straight talk"
    This is about as straight talk as it gets!

    Obama/Biden 08

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. DSRobins

    Well, we've all known for a long time that GWBush is full of BS, but it's still useful for Senator Biden to remind us just how much. Bush has wallowed in BS during most of his term in office. They say he loves wading it down at the ranch in Crawford. Won't it be nice when he is gone?

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Sam

    Good for you Biden! Tell it like it is. Someone ought to have publicly called it 'Bulls**t eight years ago!

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  5. Tim in Canada

    A little more time and all the warmongers will be gone and there will be a new world order, a peaceful world. The only thing inevitable is change and everything else is subject to change.

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. Verna Bungay

    Really, couldn't he have just given his opinion and said "bull" or "baloney"? After all whether or not people listening agree
    with him or not we shouldn't have to listen to that kind of
    language or worry about children hearing whether they hear
    worse or not. Dirty politics??

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. AND AMERICA WON'T GIVE OBAMA A CHANCE

    This is a disgrace for Bush to make a statement like this. You go to one of our major allies and tell them that one of your countries main political parties wants to appease terroist. It like speaking out against your own country. Not to mention it's because of your admintrative blunders that the terroist has flourished. And america won't give a black man a chance !!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  8. Barbara Gooch

    Biden must be nuts. Bush is right ,the democrats would probably kiss our enemy's feet. That is the problem we have , we don't need to pesifier the people that kill our people I would say wipe them out, that is what we would have done in the past. We are Americans and we let all these fariegners come in and take over. I think the Dem. are just to soft to rule our country.

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. Chichi

    You need a UHAUL and go back to the ranch. Who is stupid Obama or you? How much is gas now? Focus on important items!!!

    Raleigh, NC.

    May 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  10. doug, fairbanks, alaska

    Right on Joe..you are stating the obvious and glad you at least have the balls to do so..

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. William

    Biden's just telling it like it is! Bush's so called "war" on terrorism is a pile of Bulls*#t!

    Let's coddle Egypt, Saudia Arabia and Pakistan. Hmm? – where did the 9-11 terrorists come from?

    Couldn't have put it more succinctly myself!

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. Bush, your a sick sick man

    Keith Olbermann broke the silence on Bush. We all know he's corrupt, and the Bush government is disgustingly familiar to that of Hitler's regime. Anyone who speaks out against him is treated as the enemy. When this is all over, the control over the media will be lifted and we can see what's really been happening in Iraq.

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  13. Fitz

    Joe Biden, I made those same comments this morning after reading the story on CNN. Of course I am not in the national spotlight but I gotta tell you, it's like you heard me. You deserve to be saluted today by all americans.

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  14. Alan, Bonita Springs, FL

    THIS is why I REALLY wanted this guy for president. Way to call it like it is, Joe. Tough. To the point and true. Once again, GW has proven he feels nothing is above him, anything that will help his "cause" is ok because he thinks it is.

    Indeed, this is why our country is where it is today. So sad. Even sadder you aren't still in the running, Joe.

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. SDdemocratic

    Well said Mr. Chairman...He is the one who created all this...We must remove republicans from the White House... New policies, new hopes...YES WE CAN !!!

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. indieg

    No reason to get so upset Senator. B/c no one is listening to anything GW has to say about foreign policy, international diplomacy, or the "war on terror" anyway.

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. Bob

    When is someone going to clue George Bush in that 9/11 didn't happen last week. If it did, we would all be paying $1.35 for a gallon of gas.

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  18. Indiana gal Obama

    Joe Bidden, I like your "hootspa!" Wow! The Republicans are going to make the presidential race so easy. Keep on supporting Georgie, McCain!

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. JH

    thanks biden! you are the best to defend democrats!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  20. Dennis

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  21. tblno

    YOU SAID IT BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  22. Dave

    Good for Biden! Bush & McCain have lost their minds! Thats scary!

    May 15, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  23. Eliot from Chicago, Illinois

    Go Joe

    Just becuase you want to talk to someone, does not mean you are not going to tell them what they want to hear.

    It takes a real man to stand toe to toe with a bad guy and tell him he is a bad guy.

    May 15, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  24. William P.

    It's about time somebody in congress gets mad about something.
    Way to go Senator Biden!

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  25. jay

    It's good to see someone step up and address the issue. Also, right on the money. There's no reason why you can't talk, nothing else has worked during his terms!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
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