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.”


Filed under: Joe Biden
soundoff (1,221 Responses)
  1. arbab ahmad toronto

    Aye! Aye! GW doesn't need to fire anyone cause all of them will be out of a job come november. The Smithsonian should preserve GW's brain and allow medical science to see what really makes it tick.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. delk

    Biden-Reed bath are the same wacko's

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. CALL ME SWEETIE ANYTIME

    Tell it like it is

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. John, Dallas, TX

    'bout time someone called the Emperor on his clothes . . . Bush and his cronies are the *problem*, not the *solution*.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. CHICANO ART, ARIZONA

    I believe that this kind of outburst goes directly against the idea of civilized diplomacy. If we cannot keep politicians in our own country from fighting and making rash decisions, how do you expect us to convice us that we can talk our way through the conflict with Iran. Iran is a country that is leading a covert war against US troops in Iraq. His proxy army is lauching attacks in Lebanon. This war as already started.
    Why does Obama think he can talk to them? He said he is a Christian. He must know that Iranian leaders do not share his values. It must be because he is really a muslim. He is at least sympathetic to their views. Remember Rev. Wright believes the US had 9/11 coming to us. I forgot Obama does not have ties to the man who brought him to Christianity. He is not a Christian.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. Daniel Terminesi

    Nice to see a senator willing to speak up against Bush. Way to have some balls.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  7. HILLARY OR MCCAIN

    Take it to the convention Hillary! Obama is unelectable. Day by Day we see his true self....

    INEXPERIENCE=WEAKNESS

    Get the picture superdelegates. Do what you are supposed to do. Use your intellect (or whatever) to make the right decision and chose Hillary as the nominee.

    Hillary 08

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. Rich

    He said what the American people already knew. lol

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  9. Paul In Seattle

    I respect his opinion, but he should not be swearing. All it does is cheapen his argument. Gain respect by giving respect, even if it's to a President who is very unpopular and has made many mistakes. However, at some point a reality check is in order, and Bush must come to terms with his choices and be held responsible for the advice of his Republican peers.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. Bob

    Way to go Joe! Democrats need to stand up against this divisive crap. Tell it like it is, not the way it is spun. We americans are tired of being manipulated by this bull***t.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. ExPat

    Shoulda been done a long time ago.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. SA in OO

    Go easy on him Joe. Bush is just off his "meds". He forgot to take his Effexor with him on this trip and he's agitated and irritable.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. NWO HUNTER

    BUSH IS A TRAITOR AND A WAR CRIMINAL!!!

    HE SHOULD BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW!

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. George

    Most appropriate description of America's foreign policy over the last five decades.

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. B

    It's about time someone said that!!! Go Biden!

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. OlderBudWeiser

    Good for you Joe! You tell it like it is. GWB needs some of Tom Ridge's duct tape!

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  17. Angry In Indy, Indianapolis, IN

    You tell'em Joe! GW Bush is the worst president this country has ever had, in my opinion; and everytime he opens his mouth he proves it!

    May 15, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. delk

    why do you want moderation on the truth
    Biden-Reed bath are the same wacko's

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. Kim in NC

    Yay! You tell em!

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  20. Lana

    Keith Olbermann for President!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. Ronald Carder Sr

    I think Biden should recognize BULL***t - since He Has been slinging it for years

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  22. ObamaCountry

    At this point I don't know why anyone would take two seconds to listen to what Pres. Bush has to say. I think he forgets that he's really unpopular and that what he says and what he does only makes democrats look better.Pres. Bush has been full of it since he was sworn into office. Biden knows exactly what he's talking about.

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. Terry

    I love Joe Biden...he is never afraid to speak his mind.....I wish he was going to be the nominee..

    BIDEN '08

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. Jane, College Park, MD

    This is the type of spine and spunk we have been expecting from a so far lame Dem congress. If they showed more of this, funding for the war would end.

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  25. Andrew Day

    Good for you Joe! It's about time someone starts calling the trash talk Bush and the neo-cons love to use exactly what it is!

    May 15, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49