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. The Reverend Graham P. Mathews

    I agree with Se. Biden, Mr. Bush's has no sense of what he has done to the image and secruity of the USA throughout the world. His speech in Israel and his statement are both indications of his ignorance.

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

    It is about time that someone from within has enough guts to say exactly how our current presidency has failed us. Bush will go down in history as the worst president ever. Thank you Mr. Biden..

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Richie ThankGod

    I think president bush s trying to divert the attention of people from the real issue,He's policies of not talking to opposing governments has done more harm than good.The economy is in shamble,his rating has plunged lower than any president's in recent history.It s highly horrendious for him to be castigating those who are trying to make real changes that will bring results

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. GO BIDEN!!

    That's why I love this guy!! Tell 'em like it is Joe!

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Say no to the monarchy

    Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

    A lesson Bush never learned.

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  6. John B

    HHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Marcelino R. Gutierrez

    Bush comments are rediculous. But who listens to him anymore?

    May 15, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Truth

    Yes Joe,
    He apparently did not realize he was talking to a foreign country...
    Thanks for these strong words

    May 15, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  9. mitchell from arkansaw

    come on! post this!!

    May 15, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Margarita

    This is the first time (that I recall) that anyone in Congress has called Bush out on these ridiculous statements that are not based on reality. Bravo Senator Biden! Now, if only we could get someone to call out whoever puts together those CPI numbers....

    May 15, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. Johann Galikin

    Hooray for Senator Biden! Heck of a job Georgie! What else can this idiot screw up?

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Jeff Mitchell

    The dems need more guys like Biden, not willing to appease crap policy.

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. Brando

    Way to go Biden!

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  14. bill mc

    President Bush is already being labeled as one of the worst presidents in US history. He needs to ride out the rest of his lame duck session with his mouth silent. That way just maybe the world will see us in a better light until we have someone who can do major world and domestic damage repair and lead us to a more peaceful and better world to live in.

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  15. Jake145

    Amen to that!!
    You tell them Biden.
    Shame ! shame! shame!

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Quincy

    Just a continued reminder of how "weak" the republican voters made the USA with thier choice of a leader from 2000 to present.

    If he really thought he was making his 2008 republican presidentail candidate stronger by making such comments by interjecting FEAR again into the minds of Americans, he played that card already. He needs to try something that will stop terrorism against Americans and will result in the capture of Osama Bin Laden., not his line officers

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  17. Shawn

    I applaud Sen. Biden for his remarks. Bush should be impeached and Sen. Biden should be the one to do it.

    May 15, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  18. Pat, Bloomington IL

    Completely agree with Senator Biden.

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  19. Jemma from VA

    I am really disappointed at CNN for interrupting Barack Obama's speech after John Edwards' endorsement so that they can air Lou Dobbs' segment. Shouldn't you be covering the election? He must be the executive producer.

    Frankly, I am sick of Lou Dobbs' and his bias opinions. He is rude to his guests and all he wants is to hear himself talk. Why bother having a panel when he keeps on interrupting them.

    Let them talk!

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  20. rice, bryan

    it's about time that someone said what we the good people of the is country are trying to say with our votes. bush just shut up you traitor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  21. Tom-Canada

    Perhaps now you can understand why most of us in this world are so worried about American "Leadership". We know you are better than this! Please don't be duped again by such unwarranted retoric as we hear from your current President. We need you to lead us NOT dictate to us!! Yes You Can!

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. Don Sutton

    These types of comments should not be made in front foreign politicians!! I actually wouldn't expect anything less from our President. I have been discusted by him the day he walked through the White House doors. We have a big party to celebrate his inauguration, we need to have a HUGE celebration when this President is OUT!!

    May 15, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  23. ez

    oops............................................lol, i like it

    May 15, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  24. Lisa Roos

    Agreed. Bush needs to shut up and go away NOW.

    May 15, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. Mike

    I totally agree with what Sen. Biden has said. It just goes to show how badly we need to get Bush and other top Republicans out of office.

    May 15, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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