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. Charlotte

    EXACTLY! Biden has redeemed himself! I'm loving the Dems who are telling it like it is this year! This is really our time to take back America from the liars and the cheaters who've held it hostage.

    May 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. Maryann - Orlando, FL

    Hey, I was really looking forward to reading the comments about this! And there aren't any. It was the 'bullsh**' thing, wasn't it? :)

    What's up, CNN?

    May 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. I agree

    I didn't vote for the arrogant, cocky dismissive Bush- either time.

    I won't be voting for the cocky, jeering, mocking Obama, either.

    May 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Gil Galvan

    Biden is sour grapes and a has been. He is a self centered self serving Rube. His foul language is a reflection of himself.

    May 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. James L

    Finally. ... Somebody has made it plain and clear. ... George Bush is an idoit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. JIM

    Its official, President Bush is out of touch with his own cabinet secretaries. He only has a couple of months left and a new President will have the opportunity to fix the screwup from the 43rd President of the United States of America

    May 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Over the Hill(ary)

    How can you not love this guy!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Maryann - Orlando, FL

    Please post my comment from earlier, about how Joe is RIGHT about what he said. Thank you.

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    preach

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. Kentucky Man

    How many attack dogs does Obama have? These people are going for Obama because they want his supporters. If Obama loses the General Election, nobody will be on Obama's side anymore. Lets do it Kentucky!!! Hillary '08!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. Philip

    Absolutely!! Bush's grasp on reality and his own culpability is pathetic.

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. Barbara

    My sentiments exactly Senator Biden!

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. lisette

    THANK YOU BIDEN. THANK YOU.

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Lucas, Nashville TN

    I love Biden. He's got a pair and he's not afraid to say so.

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

    I agree!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. too late

    Biden is too late.

    The DNC and the left wingers damaged their best candidate.

    It is too late to rally around the Obama now.

    Write in Hillary Clinton

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  17. James L

    Joe Biden for Vice President !!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  18. carrie

    bush sould be ashamed of himself
    why does he need to be the protector of israel?
    shame on you bush
    you have single-handedly made the world a very unsafe place
    loser

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  19. brad, kalamazoo MI

    i love Biden. i hope he enforces like this through the election.

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. Phil Newton Murphy, Oregon

    Go, Joe!

    Now THAT'S straight talk.

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Steven Elliott

    Bravo, Senator. We need more straight talk in DC. We are all adults.

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. YO

    Tell us about Prescott Bush, Dubya.

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  23. Bud in NC

    Hey folks. This guy Bush has been brain dead since he was hatched. What comes out of his mouth is gastric gas fermented by Karl Rove. I am a Clinton primary voter who will vote for Obama in Nov because he will be the Dem candidate. Let Bush have it Barak.

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  24. Ian

    I guess Biden doesn't like straight talk...oh, wait, he never has. I don't know how plagiarizer and known liar gets away with making comments such as this. Bush is spot on with his comments and history reminds us that this is absolutely true. Anyone who sees Iran as innocent is absolutely delusional and incapable of decision making.

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. Wes

    hmmm and some people actually thought Bush was right. Well there you have it a President that doesn't want to listen to his own staff or those who know better out of stubborness. Sounds like another situation I read about, somthing about a gas tax i believe( they're experts for a reason).

    Obama 08

    Dems 08

    Any 1 but McCain

    May 15, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
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