(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.”
I just wish you all had the balls to impeach Bush.
Joe, we hardly knew ye. This story ought to go straight into the scrapbook of press clippings in the GWB presidential library. But it probably won't.
HE WAS ALWAYS MY FIRST CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT- ITS TOO BAD MORE POEPLE DIDN'T KNOW HOW GOOD BIDEN IS!
GET 'EM JOE!
I love Joe Biden, hes as tough as nails.
Obama/bidden 08 Now thats true American Stars and stripes.
Shuld have nominated him. Why is hind-sight always 20/20?
Biden is the best senator in congress right now. I wish he were Obama's VP.
Yep. Outrageous is the word. Get this clown W out of office ASAP
this is beneath the dignity of the office.
Go Joe! Keep it real!
Bush needs to come back here and go back to playing golf–but no talking. This is more offensive.
i think bushes ratings just dropped a few more points.
Gates: "need to figure out a way to develop some leverage and then sit down and talk with them."
How can one come to peaceful terms when one is looking for "leverage" before coming to discussions? True negotiations aren't fairly settled with one man holding the gun and the other wearing a blindfold.
Tell him Joe!
Thank you Senator Biden!
The straight talk we need, bye, bye republicons!
I am really disappointed at CNN for interrupting Barack Obama's speech after John Edwards' endorsement so that they can air Lou Dobbs' segment. Shouldn't you be covering the election?
Frankly, I am sick of Lou Dobbs' and his bias opinions. He is rude to his guests and all he wants is to hear himself talk. Why bother having a panel when he keeps on interrupting them.
Let them talk!
Bush is the most stupid president in mondern times. This guy has a problem. He really help
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Joe, way to call it! I know you wouldn't consider a VP slot with Hillary, but since that isn't going to happen, my hope is that you would be on Sen Obama's short list for VP in his administration. You've served this country well, thanks!
Joe Joe Joe What'd did you expect for Bush to say? Something with even the tiniest thread of intelligence. After 7 years of his ineptitude you should know better. He's been full of it since day one.
What Bush has said not only crosses the line and beneath the Office of the Presidency of the United State of America but also un-american in its reflection on the democratic candidates who are running for the same office. Bush has shown himself, again, to be a total idiot and will go down in history as unfit for the office he currently holds. January 2009 cannot come fast enough send this imbecile back to Texas where he belongs.
Fire Gates & Rice? G DUBYA doesn't care. He is a dang DICTATOR!
Bush is a joke. No wonder the guy is the worse rated President ever! Jan. cant come fast enough.
You tell 'em Biden!
It's unbelievable how a nation like the US allowed itself to be ruled by Bush. God bless America!
LOL! nice bipartisanship boys!
Thanks You Sen. Biden. If Barack was in the situation to speak out this strongly he would. We should all understand that this was an attack on every liberal. The Bushmaster is questioning our morals that make us Democrats. Vote DEMOCRAT 08'.... OBAMA 08'