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. Simply_Amazed

    You go, Biden!

    May 15, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Bill

    Bush is talking BS!!!! What else is new?

    May 15, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. Mike Carlson

    Love it.

    May 15, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. David E

    Good for you Joe! Say it like it is!

    May 15, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. christine

    i am with bidden go demo dont let these people attack you stand for each other and fight this republican party that has put us in this big mess the war in iraq

    May 15, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  6. Nicole Martin

    Bravo Biden. Everytime someone exercises their right of free speech to vocalize their outrage at Bush's repeated blunders, we are demonstrating patriotism in its truest form. How a nation as great as ours has let a moron like George Bush stay in office this long, I will never know.

    May 15, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. zolo49

    You still forgot to mask out one of the BS comments. ;-)

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. E

    Finally someone calls his policies for the last eight years exactly what they are......the 25% of you who still support this administration are straight up delusional and need to have your heads examined

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Sesay from Fort Worth, Texas

    President Bush should know that you cannot always win a war with a war. I think it is a time to change some of the policies the U.S. has towards foreign governments we do not agree with.
    Please post this CNN.

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. That Jay guy from Canada

    Did you notice Mr Bush had his lapel pin when he made that statement...Now that's patriotism !

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. Markeis

    Thank you Mr. Biden that so many other people in the world says and their voice goes unheard.

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  12. James

    Looks like we found Obama's veep!

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  13. Mighty Mice

    Where were the mighty DEMs when Obama played the race card and tried to paint the Clintons as racists? Right. Two of the greatest Americans to champion the rights of ALL Americans.

    No one said anything then.

    The left wingers giggled with glee when Hillary Clinton was the one bashed and trashed.

    Don't expect our help now.

    Too little too late. Obama lost my vote in SC.

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  14. JW from Washington, DC

    Finally! Someone needed to point out the hypocrisy of the Bush administration. Thank you Biden!

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. Peter

    Barack, please choose Joe as your VP.

    May 15, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. David Turner

    About time someone called it like it really is with this administration.

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. MD in GA

    Good for you Senator Biden. November 08 and January 09 can't come fast enough for me.

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. Yankee Dog

    President Bush is an evil, horrible little punk. History will judge him as the most incompetent, POTUS ever who led this country to the brink of total disaster. He has sullies the office he holds with these types of remarks on foreign soil. Can someone, anyone, name one good thing this idiot has done. He completely screws up everything he has done in life - and we're all paying the price. Our national nightmare is almost over. The next seven months will be long, way, way too long!

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. Chip Pudims

    It seems President Bush has hit a nerve with the Democrats and their candidates, especially Obama who has repeatedly stated he would sit down unconditionally with anyone! Biden has resorted to colorful language, even flat out lies, because the President has been unequivocable in not talking with Iran until they stop their nuclear program and Hamas until they argee to recognize the existence of Israel. Isn't politics wonderful? Even at the expense of national security.

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  20. U GOT 2 B Kidding Me

    Thank you for stating the obvious Mr. Biden.

    This whole administration is full of BS.

    Its about time someone stated it truthfully.

    Thanks again!!!

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  21. Waltie in Ma

    Once again, Mr. Bidens remarks are right on the mark.

    Anyone in this country that can defend this "Moron" we have in the peoples house should have there head looked at.

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  22. Robert in Toronto,ON

    Go get 'em Joe! I like the cut of his jib (whatever that means)

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  23. Blackwoman, Ohio

    I hate to say this but I think that Bush was right. It would be irresponsible to meet with leaders of terrorist organizations. I am actually concerned that Obama is just not ready to be president. Nice guy but probably needs more experience.

    However, I think it is wrong for Bush to interfere in the election and attack obama.

    May 15, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  24. Rick in NYC

    Yeah Joe! President Obama will put an end to the senslessness of all this violence by not antagonizing our enemies like Mr. Bush has continued to do. Martin Luther King, Jr. said the only way to convert an enemy is through love. Now I'm not saying we have a big group hug with Al Qaeda, but if we take a mellower tone around the world, we may be able to lessen this nonsense. If that's appeasing, then fine. But it won't be that. I'm sure it will be careful and tactical and in everyone's best interests.

    May 15, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  25. shane

    Rock on Biden! Could not have said it better. Again mis informaiton is how the Republicans intend to win this election....reasonable doubt...fortunatley that goes both ways and most american have considerable reservations about how the GOP has managed this nation the last 8 years. Bush needs to go sit in the naughty corner. Not very nice to spread mean rumors Georgey.

    May 15, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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