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. FORMER CLINTON SUPPORTER

    Hahahahaha Go BIDEN

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

    Preach on Biden! The entire Bush admin is Bull****!!!!! This is coming from Canadian.

    OBAMA 08!

    May 15, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. MK

    THANK YOU SIR!

    May 15, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Susan, Chicagp

    Joe Biden for vp!

    May 15, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Michael CA

    Finally someone who call em like he sees em

    Bush is full of Bullshi*t

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. ianentenmann@yahoo.com

    Straight up!

    It was about time somebody spoke the truth to these ignorant backward policies that have set us back decades. We must regain our standing in the world. Bush's mishandling of our foreign policy will need years of reparing and vision to help us stay strong and respected around the world.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  7. T-Dallas

    Hey Biden maybe you should pull your head out and wake up.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. Kathy, Phoenix, AZ

    Same old story...they accuse others for the wrongs that they themselves are committing. I hope Biden can further this argument and demand answers from the Bush Aministration. I'm bored with Hillary trying to figure out a graceful way to get out anyway. Let's go after Bush and create even more leverage for Obama in the Fall!

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. Enrique

    About time someone talks to Bush in a way he understands! Being from Texas myself, Bush should get these words.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. crusha09---RVB

    Aye, it is bull. But I lol'd anyways.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. Swigg

    Well Said!

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Tennessee

    Obama + Pelosi = incompetence. When will demcrats learn? If Obama could not handle Clinton during anyone of the hundreds of debates, what makes Obamaites think he is remotely capable to the task of meetign with Iran or Hamas? Obama is weak and will rely on Pelosi and Kennedy for strength. An admininstration that far left is destin to fail. Bush, for once, has it right.

    Not a republican, but against Obama '08.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. Gman

    You tell 'em Joe!!

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. c j kavanagh

    Gotta love Joe Biden. Here is probably the foremost foreign relations expert in the legislature utterly flabberghasted by Dubya's comments. Thank god this clown is done in January.

    Obama/Biden '08!

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  15. Ryan

    Thank you Joe Biden! You said what needed to be said! Ever think of running for President yourself? I'd vote for you!

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  16. MIKE

    RIGHT ON SEN BIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BUSH HAS GONE WAY OVER THE LINE.

    May 15, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  17. Jim

    I love Joe Biden....But I would redirect what Biden said back to Obama.

    This is BS...This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the Democratic nominee to say that he will meet with terrorist nations WITHOUT preconditions.

    Mr. Obama you should be ashamed for those inexperienced and naive remarks.

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Ben

    Thank you Joe! Tell it like it is!

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  19. Chris

    Good for Mr. Biden to call it the way it is!! Collectively, Amerians have been taught since childhood that the best way to settle differences is through diplomacy, not violence. Does anyone know why these "extremists" are so angry? Has anyone asked?

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. victor

    Go Joe Go! Haha!

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. stanjz

    Good for Senator Biden. I'm not in favor of foul language, but I'm in favor of the truth and Biden spoke it.

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  22. Barbara Gooch

    President Bush hit the nail on the head when talking about Obama and other Dem.

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. Don

    If there was anybody that knows "bulls**t" then it is Biden. That is why they are known as the Dumocraps. I guess if the shoe fits, wear it . . . LOL.

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. Tammi Blake

    Tell it like it is! Thank you Senator Biden!!!! Thanks for your courage and guts; I sure wish you were our candidate!

    May 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. David, Ventura, calif

    I CAN'T BELIEVE WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HAVE NOT IMPEACHED THIS PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT – THEY HAVE TURNED THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD INTO THE COUNTRY TO HATE – THE REASON IT'S NOT SAFE FOR AMERICANS TO TRAVEL ABROAD IS BECAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE BUSH – WHAT AN ABSOLUTE JERK

    May 15, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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