(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.”
Thank you, Joe.
My feelings exactly!
Glad to hear a poitician tell it like it is!!!!!!!!!
George Bush has got to be the "Dumbest Person " in the world.
Blunt honesty! Someone finally calling Bush out on his bulls%!$... we need more of this in politics – more honesty!
Couldn't agree more. If this is all the Republicans have to throw at us, I'll be looking for a landslide Democrat victory in November. This is beyond-old scare tactics that were never even scary to begin with. 8 months and counting...
Wow!!! Bravo Mr. Biden, well said!!!
You go, Joe. A truth-teller in Washington is sooo refreshing.
LOL! Joe is the man. My type of democrat
Very proud to see members of my party start standing up to President Bush's lies and political posturing. Karl Rove and the Republicans came into office hoping to install a 50-year Republican majority and yet they have paved the way for President Obama and his overwhelmingly Democratic congress. We will heal this nation.
* "Bush has been living in a foolish delusion for the post 7 years"
Good for you Joe! I wish more politicians would come down hard on Bush's BS. BTW U.S. Intelligence found no link between Iran and weapons in Iraq, but we know for a fact that Insurgents are getting help from Saudi Arabia. Why are we so against a country that has never attacked us and so friendly with a country that uses oil to squeez our economy and finance terrorsts?
Hallelujah for some straight talk from a politician. Kudos to Biden for speaking it.
Thank God for the likes of Joe Biden who can speak the truth to power. Bush is a buffoon and I cringe every time he opens his mouth. Does he ever consider that a peaceful approach just might work miracles? He boo-hoo's the death of soldiers yet does not one thing to try a different approach to war. I'm sick of him.
Go Joe! Violence is the failure of diplomacy and the current administration proves that point on a daily basis.
Now that is straight talk express!!!! Bush is SO pathetic, now I know why Republicans are running scared worried about the blood bath they will take in the fall elections.
GO OBAMA 2008!!!!
That's absolutely correct; in fact, new poll shows 71% americans do not want him to come back.
Joe Biden for President.
wow, cnn. I know I am just one of the poor pa people, but if want to ask people to leave a comment, why don't you post them? Are you affraid the public will see how pa feels? How the Vets feel? Lets play fair.
stick him with a fork –this time HE IS done lol
The McBush Middle East Polcies are an orgasm of intellectual anarchy, gross deficiencies in judgment, and have made America less safe. I think it is time for Americans to loudly object to the anti-American policies inherent in the McBush dogma. Republicans came to power in 1994 using a shame and blame strategy acccompanied by good old racism. After years of their own shame being in the news there is little room to try to shame Democrats without appearing like hypocrites. So now they try to put fear into people. Apparently they do not trust the intellect of us plebians.
As of the time of me writing this comment, you missed censoring the second iteration of the word bulls**t.
If this was done intentionally, I applaud your willingness to report quotes accurately :)
Uh, oh.......more potty mouth. Let's get him!!!!! Oh, wait, he's a liberal.......nevermind......it's ok.
That about sums it up!
Good lord...you are just reacting NOW to what the President says is bull? Nothing but that has been coming out of his mouth for almost seven years now.
Where were you when statements like this could have prevented him from weakening us?
I've always liked Joe. In the beginning of the primary debates, I thought he stood a head above the others: it certainly would not have distressed me if he became the candidate. He's exactly right here. Call it what it is. Bush is the one who is delusional. Trouble is , there are poor fools out there who will believe Bush...even after all this crap. Biden is the guy with the straight talk. Give 'em hell, Joe!