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. FINALLY

    GIVE 'EM HELL BIDEN!

    May 15, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  2. think people

    Gotta like Senator Biden, even if he is a bit of a hothead. I still feel bad that he didn't get more of a look when he ran for President–I was very impressed by him and his ideas.

    May 15, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. Tracy---Indianapolis, IN

    YOU TELL HIM BIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08

    May 15, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. john

    GO BIDEN!! fire back at this idiot. Its like watching Bush stand on his ship as its going down still uttering his idiotic thoughts. OBAMA 2008 and 2012~!

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  5. Bryce Beamish

    God Bless Joe Biden.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. David

    Good for you, Joe Biden! Finally, someone who will speak his mind and not temper his language. The BS-bomb really puts across the frustration so many millions of us feel with this country right now.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  7. j

    Biden and Obama are bafoons! They don't know what they are talking about.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    Good for you Biden, it is a Bulls**t comment.

    I feel sorry that you will appologize for it later, we know you will, because Democrats always appologize and Republicans don't.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  9. Jesse, Burnsville, MN

    Gotta love Biden. Going off like this would make it hard for him to become Pres or VP, but it sure makes him a powerful Senator.

    Keep it up.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. Chuck Pfeifer

    Joe Biden is spot on with his comments. No one LIKES him here so he thought he'd play up to the Jews in hope of getting any positive response his leadership. Like Biden, I believe Bush should spend more time in Tehran instead of Tel Aviv.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. Independent

    Thank you Joe Biden, it is about time someone speaks....Sen. Biden isn't a lose for words, it is time that more of the Congress gets a back bone and speak what they really think....I'm sick and tired of their scare tatic's....

    This President has led us all down a path and they sure aren't loaded with rose petals....how many days are left????

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Lee-- Dallas, TX

    Biden is right. November can't come fast enough. Dems may have differences in the party but there is no doubt that this type of policy will be allowed to continue.

    McCan't will not win in November because the Democratic Party will come together and not allow this RNC mess to ever happen again.

    It is beyond time for the the Democratic Party to come together and dethrone this foolishnes.

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. On Borrowed Time, Atlanta, GA

    I knew there was a reason I have always liked Biden. Speak truth to lame duckness!!

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. Douglas -- Rochester, MN

    Don't sugar-coat it, Senator Biden; tell us what you REALLY think!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. Adam E

    Ohhh so that's why Biden recieved about 4 votes for the democratic nomination. It must be just a coincidence that virtually all terrorist organizations that have spoken out on the issue have indicated a preference toward Obama in the 08 elections.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. Chris

    An Obama aide has direct talks with Hamas which is in fact a terrorist organization.

    Iran is far from a terrorist state and I think Biden is really confused.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. Berat (Pronounced buh-RAHT), Park Ridge, IL

    Yet another reason why the first political candidate to whom I gave any money was Joe Biden. He's gonna make a great secretary of state.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Al

    LOL, Biden is a pimp....tell it like it is Joe!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. Carmen

    Gotta love that Joe Biden.

    Truer words have rarely been spoken.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    What better endorsement for Obama than Bush trying to scare people with yet more tales of increased terrorism if Obama is elected!! Bush and his lies once again trying to influence America. Glad Mr. Biden called it like it is ... I think 8yrs of "Bush-s-t" is enough.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  21. Disgusted with Democrats letting this nonsense

    Yea Biden!!!

    Give it to him. This is the kind of guy Obama needs as VP.

    Obama/Biden or Webb '08

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  22. TESAP

    EXACTLY, MR BIDEN.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  23. A. Boston, MA

    This is the ticket we need!

    One with the desire, heart, and courageto change the government and bring transparency. The other who's going to be tough straight forward with you b/c the GOP is straight bulls**t!

    Barrack Obama/ Joe Biden 08

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  24. alex

    Go Joe!
    It's about time someone put that clown in his place. If only we had more people like Senator Biden, maybe this war could have been stopped in the first place. Moreover, maybe we could have impeached Bush. Oh well, woulda coulda shoulda.

    May 15, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  25. Dee

    If anyone critcizes Biden for making that comment, they're full of sh-t.

    Seriously though, way to go Joe. Now, if you were just less prickly enough you could make a decent Sec-State.

    May 15, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
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