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. Sandy

    WoW! Thats all I can say... and I feel you on this. Bush you should be ashamed!

    May 15, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. R.I.F.

    I have always loved Joe Biden!

    Obama/Biden '08

    Lightening & Thunder

    May 15, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. John

    Your editors STILL have not removed all instances of the profanity. Are you begging for an FCC fine or what?

    May 15, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Watch the Sniper Fire

    Well put!

    Obama '08

    May 15, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  5. Kel from Auburn AL

    Yikes! True, but harsh.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  6. informed voter

    Ha! Finally someone with enough guts to say what they really think!!

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. Me, Cheyenne, WY

    Bush speaks the truth. The dems have long wanted to surrender to the terrorists.

    There hasnt been an attack in the US under Bush's watch since 9/11. Al Qaeda was a direct result of Clinton's policies and his non intervention when the WTC was attacked in '93 and the USS Cole in 2000.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. Gary

    I'm not a fan of Joe Biden (or Obama), but I'm glad to see him say what we've all wanted to say...that Bush's disinformation tactics are way out of line!

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. David

    get 'em Biden!!! and I'm GOP!!! now get after the real foes here that make up the bilderbergs and trilateral and the CFR. they are the ones steering this country into this war and this economic downturn. they want to condition us toward one world government.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. Jason, San Diego

    Amen.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  11. Lisa

    GOOD FOR YOU>>> BOUT TIME SOMEONE CALLED THE KETTLE BLACK >>> YOU GO JOE

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. Daniel Stevens

    THANK YOU !!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  13. TREY

    Obama 08,,,,,Im about to get my t-shirt made:

    'obama is my homeboy!!"

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. Fred

    Well said!

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. JW

    The man speaks the truth.

    May 15, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. David in Illinois

    I bet he call a spade a spade too.

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. GP, Crawford

    Finally a polictician who speaks his mind. Good on him.

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Tom Huntington,NY

    Way to go Joe!!! Tell it like it is !! We have been swallowing too much of Dubaya's BS for way too long. We need more leaders to tell him to "Shut the hell up ! "

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  19. Biden for VP

    Joe Biden For Vice President. He a straight shooter, no bull, extremely smart, and strong on Foreign Policy.

    Obama – Biden 08

    (note: there are other worthy VP options as well however Biden would be a great pick)

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  20. Camboo

    Bush is a wack job!

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Eli

    Why does Obama and the HEAD OF THE DEMOCRATS think that everything that is said is about them. I am a lifelong DEMOCRAT that has had enough with PELOSI, DEAN, and the likes. I have never vote for BUSH but what he said I think was not about the Democrats. Hillary Clinton also said she would not sit down and talk with these people, and I feel the same way. WHY IS IT THAT EVER TIME Obama slips that a top DEMOCRAT runs to his rescue.

    HILLARY CLINTON as a INDEPENDENT in the FALL ELECTION.

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. LA oldie

    Amen Sen. Biden, Amen

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. Josh

    Does your choice of language befit a senator, Mr Biden?

    May 15, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  24. Karl Rove

    Right ON Biden...

    May 15, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Now this is how politics should be! Bush's comments weren't "ill advised" or "disheartening". Nobody "misspoke". No, Biden called it like it is – BS. Well done, Senator.

    May 15, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
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