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. Stacy Clarks

    PRESIDENT BUSH IS NOW OFFICIALY THE MOST UN-AMERICAN PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY!!

    IMPEACH HIM NOW, I CANNOT EVEN WAIT A COUPLE MORE MONTHS!!!!

    HE IS THE ONE KILLING OUR CHILDREN IN THIS WAR, IGNORING AFGHANISTAN AND MAKING US MORE OPEN TO ATTACKS!!!!

    NO MORE BUSH!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA

    President Bush deserves a public shaming. After that he needs to stand trial and spend the rest of his days in prison.

    May 15, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. marek

    Bush the worst president ever, a lier, deserter.
    he made all americans unsafe with his actions and mouth
    the man should be stiped from his citizenship and deported to Cuba.

    May 15, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Photon Torpedo Dallas, TX

    Go get em Joe!!! Don't take that crap!

    Yes We Can & Yes We Will!
    Obama 08'

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. Mark, Raleigh, NC

    Joe Biden should be Secretary of State in Obama's administration. Tell it like it is, Joe.

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. JER FROM VT

    ABOUT TIME SOMEONE OUT THE BLOWHARD FROM C RAWFORD IN HIS PLACE. GO JOE!

    MC CANE IS THE SAME! HE SAYS HE WILL BE HAMAS' WORST NIGHTMARE. HE WILL BE THEIR BIGGEST WET DREAM.

    OBAMA 08

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. Lola

    That's right biden, tell him off... bush and his retorics. Can't wait to see it all end.
    OBAMA '08

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. Nathan Prophet

    Tell'em, Joe! Bush is the biggest hypocrite, a##hole president the world has ever seen. Bush himself is made of bullsh#t. We need to tar and feather the entire Bush administration and run them out of Washington on a rail. They are all creeps. Hopefully, this November America will do just that.

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. Nick

    Joe is right.

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. Drexel

    Joe calls Bulls**t and so do I...Bush you a a real piece of work...

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. SH

    Tell 'em Joe!
    Now that's what I call the Straight Talk Express.

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. WORRIED CITIZEN

    THANK YOU SENATOR BIDEN FOR STANDING UP AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH EVERYONE IS SOOOO TIRED OF THIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION WE CANT WAIT FOR A NEW PRESIDENT . THE PAST 8 YEARS HAVE BEEN JUST SHAMEFULL FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY HOPEFULLY WE CAN UNITED AND OVE PAST THIS DARK PERIOD AND LEAVE THE ENTIRE BUSH FAMILY BEHIND IN OBSCURITY WHERE THEY BELONG.

    May 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. Barry O

    Why do you censor the first instance of BS and not the second?

    May 15, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. MelissaMinneapolis

    You rock Biden!

    May 15, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. JER FROM VT

    ABOUT TIME SOMEONE PUT THE BLOWHARD FROM C RAWFORD IN HIS PLACE. GO JOE!

    MC CANE IS THE SAME! HE SAYS HE WILL BE HAMAS' WORST NIGHTMARE. HE WILL BE THEIR BIGGEST WET DREAM.

    OBAMA 08

    May 15, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. GEORGE

    TEL EM JOE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. rashid cali

    this is like the outerlimits the president is in another country claiming that dems who are also citizens appease terrorists then why isn't he arresting dems allover america george bush has stooped to the lowest i have ever seen a president

    May 15, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. Jesse

    FINALLY! Thank you Joe Biden!! It is nice to see someone with the conviction to say what everyone knows. It is a shame more persons in government lack the courage to stand up and take Bush to task for his stupidity.

    May 15, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  19. Sandro

    You tell him, Joe! Bush seems to have lost his 'bearings' too... I have several adjectives to discribe him: ignorant, pathetic, liar, dishonest, unfair, gun-ho, etc. Please help me find more adjectives!!

    May 15, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  20. TW

    Way to call this out, Senator. Thank you for your candor in exposing these criminals, their hypocrisies and lies. What a disgrace these last eight years have been and theyre still at it. Unbelievable.

    May 15, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. Neil

    History will judge Bush as THE most incompetent, uneducated, and stubborn "President" the United States has ever had.

    No one cares what nonsense comes out of his mouth. I'd trust a 5 year olds foreign policy to Bush's.

    May 15, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  22. Mark in Nashville

    Right on Joe.

    It's a bit lnsane. Doesn't the President know that the internet exists, and that people use it to find out that Gates and Rice have both suggested discussions with Iranian leadership?

    What a low blow from a guy with no credibility. And for McCain to just tag along as if Bush said anything credible.

    May 15, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  23. Mike in Newport, Kentucky

    I stand with the President on this one, you cannot negotiate with terrorists. You are deluding yourselves if you believe otherwise. 'nuff said.....

    May 15, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  24. Bill, Richmond, VA

    Biden is 100% correct. The President, and his policies, have actually encouraged terrorist organizations and rouge nations by completely denying that there are issues in the world that cannot be solved militarily.

    May 15, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  25. Teacia

    I heart Joe Biden...he was actually my first choice for President. He is the only man I know who will blantantly curse on national TV and mean it!!!

    But I am now an avid supporter of the Obamanation!!

    Obama/Biden 08'!

    May 15, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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