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. drdave

    So true, so true.

    George Bush has weakened the United States militarily, economically, ethically and morally.

    And these results have been deliberate policy, not stupidity.

    May 15, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. cree

    Hahaha....Biden told it like it is!
    Bush is so dumb he didn't even realize two of his top people,one being Coni Rice said that we should sit down and talk with Iran.
    Is ignorance is rampant,deplorable,and down right frightening.
    He is why the entire world hates American.
    Oh,and John McCain agreeing with him tells how out of touch he is.
    What morons.
    No wonder the world laughs at us and hates us.
    Bush is the worst president ever!

    May 15, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. mary j.

    I it a shame that a sitting president to go to another country and use , the oppunity to send cheat , lying shots about the man who maybe our next president. How dare he, (the leader of our great unit states) - use what's left of our country's pride for potical gain. All americans demorcrates, republicain, independs show be insulted by this dsiplay.

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  4. DvlsAdvocat

    I'm glad to hear that Dems are calling Bush on his bull**it, after 8 years of it being force fed to the world. Sadly, its only now that the Congressional Dems are finding enough backbone to make a forceful statement. Where have you been these last 8 years? You've been carefully avoiding the wave of public opinion, instead of creating it.....and the fabric of our country is worse for it.

    So sad.

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  5. Mark

    Good for you Joe! Call that loser of a president on his record.
    The silence of his response should be deafening

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Ed in Portland

    Go Biden!!! Perfectly stated. Remember, if you want peace, you must speak with your enemies, not your allies.

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Mark

    RIGHT ON!

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  8. Terry in Fl

    BS yourself Biden. It's true. We all know it's true and this democrat along with millions of others will be voting McCain to keep our country SAFE! You ruined our parties chance of electing a strong leader, so stuff your candidate where the sun don't shine buddy.

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. Mike Lorain, OH

    Thank You Joe Biden, thanks for taking a stand against this failed administration's tactics of fear and war-mongering.

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. Terp08

    hahahahha this's actually funny!

    May 15, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. Will

    Thank you Joe. We need much, much more of this in politics. We need politicians who are brave enough to speak their mind instead of the yes-men and women who do whatever they need to do to get re-elected. To me, that's much more offensive than any language a person could hurl at Bush.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. k.t.

    that man is up to his ears in it , u can't believe a word out of his mouth!!!That why gas going up and the average salary is going down!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Dee Hayward

    Thank you, Joe Biden, for saying it like it really is!

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  14. The Oracle

    Lol. Get 'em Boy...........

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  15. Lara

    Way to go Joe!! Notice how the Republicans go after Obama all the time. Not only McCain but Bush and the Republican Party. Stop and think if they thought he would be so easy to beat why are they trying to get rid of him now.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. No One Really

    I like it W tells it like it is because I want real change in November.

    Keep talking W.... Secure your place in history so we'll never forget.
    Let world know where the real problem is.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  17. John - Virginia Beach

    Joe Biden is one of those individuals that Bark Obama should consdier for Vice President. We need somone who is seasoned and a straight talker; not somone who is TOLD what to say.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Joe DaVanto

    I like this guy for his honesty, Bush is the one who made America the most unpopular country in the World. "Bush has increased the number of terrorists in the world" so what does that make him?

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. Stephen

    Amen brother, I couldn't have said it better.

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  20. Bobby

    That's Right!!!!!!!!!

    Obama 2008!

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  21. Elaine

    You go, Joe. But where were these sentiments when congress voted again and again to keep on funding this moronic war?

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. TJ

    Very eloquently put

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  23. S.Rogers

    Who is this guy and how did he become president? Didn't the Dixie Chicks do something like this while abroad?

    May 15, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Robert from Washington

    The last eight years remind me of a story my brother told me about the time he rented a Bobcat. Within an hour my bro had wrecked his lawn. "It's amazing," he said, "what damage a fool on a Bobcat can do in a short time."
    Or with the presidency. About time the Democrats started applying some knuckles and well placed kicks to this fool. Go, Joe, go. BS it is.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  25. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Great comment Senator Biden. There is no better way of putting it. For Bush, and now McCain, to slam Democrats for wanting to open discussions with a "terrorist" state at a time when we are currently holding talks with North Korea, and recently bragged about our negotiations with Libya, is politics at its absolute worst.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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