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. Plainsman

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

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

    You go Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. OBAMA '08

    WAY TO GO JOE...

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Clinton obama

    Is this the new kind of politics?

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. douadavid, PA

    Bush is a bad president but if Obama become president , he will be the worst one. Vote for Hillay or Mcain is the best future for all American.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Lazarito

    obama 2008

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. Joe Regis

    The remain popular is the spread fear.

    America has had enough of Bush Republican Mcain fear.

    I agree with Senator Biden.

    It is BS. spreading bs.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  8. Sly in Seattle

    HELL YEAH BIDEN!! GET MAD!

    Obama 08!

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. Mudslide

    It's about time the democrats fought back. This kind of talk has been coming from the right side of the aisle for too long. Bush has made this country militarily and financially vulnerable and he goes and blames it on the democrats.

    May 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Bill Glover

    Give em Hell Joe!!

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  11. JJ

    There you go Biden!!! Yea! Way to speak the truth.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  12. JIm D.

    Biden for VP! We need a dem who's not afraid to counterpunch

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  13. Lisa

    I LOVE IT!!! WHY ARE WE TRYING TO ALIENATE OURSELVES FROM THE WORLD!! IS IT BETTER TO HOLD GRUDGES OR SETTLE DISPUTES? YOU LEARN FROM YOUR PARENTS NOT YOUR NEIGHBORS AND AMERICA IS TEACHING US HOW TO BE PITY AND IGNORANT, THESE TEACHINGS ARE COMING FROM UNCLE SAM NOT MEXICO OR CANADA!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. ztormtra

    I have rarely (if ever) approved of anything President Bush has said or done, however, I whoelheartedly agree with his comments this time.

    We must not appease or pander to terrorists or terrorist nations or elect Presidents who want to.

    It has never worked and never will.

    We must not become a socialist country, we must remain free.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  15. Maria Faria

    JOE BIDEN IS THE ONE WHO SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN THE RACE AND FOUGHT HARD HARD HARD TO BE PRESIDENT
    I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY HE WASN'T SUPPORTED BY WHOEVER THE INSIDERS ARE THAT PROVIDE MONEY AT THE BEGINNING, THEREBY TRULY DETERMINING WHO WE EVEN GET TO CHOOSE FROM! HE IS IS THE MOST HONEST, EXPERIENCED, TRIED-AND-TRUE, TELL-IT-LIKE-IT-IS, PRACTICAL YET CREATIVE OF THEM ALL. OBAMA IS A NEWBIE; H. CLINTON MUST FIGHT ON TO TAKE A WOMAN AS FAR AS POSSIBLE (KUDOS TO YOU HILLARY) BUT JOE BIDEN SHOULD BE THE NOMINEE.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  16. Deb n Texas

    Said it again, Biden! That is who Bush and McSame is. It is time for someone to tell it like it is. Go, Biden! I want you to be Secretary of State for Obama.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. MD

    Good for you Biden. No one has stood up to this nicompoop for 8 years. It is time to stand up and say enough is enough.

    Bush should have been impeached after he lied to the American people about the WMD's in Iraq. Democrats in congress are just as guilty as he is. For 5 years, they signed off on his budget requests for this stupid war. They only have their own gutless selves to blame.

    Supporting Bush in his outragous approach to 9/11 leaves blood of 4000+ Amricans on the hands of the administartion and the congress who blindly followed Bush like a beat up poppy.

    CNN: Please publish this. Thanks.

    May 15, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Biden,
    Take a look at your record....

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  19. Stu from Canada

    Glad to see someone calling it like it is.

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. Chris, Denver CO

    Go Joe! Way to tell it like it is!

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  21. Carey Dawn

    Exactly.

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  22. American Girl

    AMEN – Bush is CRAZY

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  23. Cross

    Thank God Someone has finally put this Backwards President in his Place. And I for one was never for the Iraq War Bush has brought more emenies and hatred toward the United States than any other President in History.

    Obama 08 -Baby-

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  24. Bill

    Biden certainly should know BS when he says it. He's had a lot of practice distributing it.

    May 15, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  25. J in Dallas

    Joe Biden for Sec. of State.
    After Obama wins, he needs to have a nice spot in his Cabinet. Real/straight talk and experience.

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
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