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. Kelley

    Say it like it is JOE!!!

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

    Go ahead Joe Biden !

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. MJ Peterson

    Way to go Biden! Tell it like it is! Keep the administration accountable for what it has done.

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Black Male Dem

    Why did it take 7 years for democrats to grow balls? They should have been talking like this about Bush's antics 5 years ago. Maybe then he would not have stolen the last election.

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Clinton supporter

    Ok. I feel better now. I am ready to play ball and support Obama. Look out McCain, here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. digita

    What's can be more bull is Obama's message?

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  7. Dale, Cincinatti

    History, will surely reward George W. Bush with the Title "Worst President in USA History" Congrats GWB. You will be remembered as the worst mistake we ever made

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. alexis

    Right on, Joe. I think you should be Secretary of State for the Obama presidency. Bush has definitely lost his marbles.

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  9. Linda

    Of course this is BS, and after 8 years we should all know not to trust George Bush. BUT –targeting Obama will be like shooting fish in a barrell. For an intelligent man, he hasn't the common sense to know when or even how to get out of the rain. He brings Wright, Ayers, Rezko - just a whole lot of nonsense that he can't deal with and that the media ignored - to the table. What is wrong with us? This should have been the easiest presidency for the Democrats to win, but we are letting the most viable and capable candidate, Senator Clinton, slip through out fingers. I blame all the Obama supporters for the inevitable election of McCain!

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. Lazarito

    THANK YOU BIDEN!!!!You called the devil for his name!!!You did a great job!!!!!OBAMA 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank God you are not a Jeremiah Wright!!!If you were,they would've called you a traitor for saying the truth you just said ,as MrWright once said!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Laura

    You Go, Joe!!!!!!
    Smush Bush!

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. Jennifer from Atlanta

    JUST SAY "NO" TO BUSH.

    No more and never again! Bush is the biggest hypocrite of all. The world cannot wait until this "guy" is out of the White House.

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  13. Salala

    Now that's what I'm talkin 'bout. Someone who hears the foolish words of a foolish man and tells it like it is. Thank you, Joe Biden. Condi, are ya' listenin'?

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. Maria Boggiano

    We should impeach president Bush over this. How could the American voters vote twice(not me) for this complete idiot ! How can you go to a foreign country and denounce one of your own ? What has he done so much for Israell? Is Israel l any safer than when he became president? Are president's Bush's policies helping us here and abroad? Is he urging Israel to do a hit job on Obama?

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  15. Seth

    Amen! Joe Biden tells it how it is.

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  16. DJ, LA, CA

    FINALLY! Someone said it. Comparing a 3rd world nation that couldn't even defeat Iraq in 8 years of war to the most powerful European army of WW2 is a pathetic analogy.

    Joe Biden for VP! Bush just wants to invade Iran along with cronies McCain and Lieberman.

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  17. Ron, TX

    Go Biden! Straight shooter...

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  18. Shane

    Give him hell Joe. Thanks for having the gumption to call a spade a spade.

    May 15, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  19. The Darth

    This is what is killing me, why even bother to respond to this fool, ( bush ) Look at what his, My way or the highway policies and Diplomatic stupidity. Have done to our country, simply respond by saying. as keith Olberman would say, SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!
    and just leave it at that.......

    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  20. liz

    LOL!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. Jackie

    Thank you Mr. Biden! You hit the nail on the head as usual. We all know Bush is a bully! Will you please continue to stand up for us Democrats.

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. Ron R

    Good for you Joe!! This guy is out of control. The fear mongering for political gain has begun...but it isn't gonna work this time around. I'm convinced he will try and stir things up prior to leaving office. This lame duck president is a serious threat to his own people in my opinion!

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. tim

    Mrs Clinton will deal with these issues in a positive manner. She
    is battle hardened and experienced with the Circus that Washington
    has become.
    Mr. Obama will have to accept the advise of his Syrian bag man
    and Iraqi boss.

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  24. Abe Schenck

    My man Joe speaks the truth.

    May 15, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  25. Brian

    Go get 'em Joe... Dems can not take that bullsh** from Republicans!!

    May 15, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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