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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  1. Brian Clark

    Yo Go Joe, Someone needs to slap that weasel of a president he is the worse person!!!!!! ever

    May 15, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. Will Gates

    I am glad a politican had the grape fruit to speak out against President Bush continued reguards or respect toward people people ideals!

    Good Job! I am glad to see someone step up to the plate and call President Bush out on his disreguard for trues and untrues!

    May 15, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Dems 2008

    This is almost too funny to be real politics!!

    Why do our leaders go abroad and criticize their opponents, or in the case of the the Finance Secretary, our policies and economy.

    I don't get it.

    May 15, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. roger dowdle, lockhart, Tx

    George W. Bush has undeniably added thousands to the terrorists, by invading Iraq! The intelligence failure that resulted in 9-1-1 occurred on his watch, thousands more have lost their lives as a direct result of his war in iraq, that he lied to get us into, and congress was stupid enough to support! To say nothing of the tens of thousands of ruined american lives of the wounded. He has supported kidnapping (rendition), torture, illegal detention, illegal snooping into the private lives of citizens, etc. As sooon as he is out of office, he should be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity.

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Sean

    Thanks for an article that say some guy said Bulls**t, and babled on about Bush making more terrorust?

    Don't upset the people that want to kill us! Leave them be and let them go on killing.

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. gk

    Sen, dont forget those neocons who surround Pres Bush – like Bill Kristol, even John Hagee – they are the ones responsible for misleading Bush into the war. Now they are aiming at Iran.....Bush is to be blamed to the extent he has surrounded himself by yes-men and turned tone deaf to the American public's cries.

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  7. Bob Witt

    Awright Joe!

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. mitchell from arkansaw

    the fear card,again?it's getting old.

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. Say what

    I love it! Finally a politician not afraid to speak the naked truth.
    Say it again Joe!

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  10. Kevin

    Yes, GO Biden!

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  11. G. Quarles

    It's appalling that some Republicans will say anything about anybody for the sake of a percentage point. I do not blieve that any U.S. Senator of either party is an appeaser. It's disgaceful how, in the heat of a political campaign, politicians and pundits can seriously postulate that the words "treason" or "unpatriotic" could ever be applied to our legislative leaders.

    Being a long time democrat I may believe Republican ideas are stupid and smplistic but I would never, ever, say these fellow americans are unpatriotic, treasonous, or appeasing our enemies.

    Get real – the stakes are far too high for such foolishness.

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  12. Ains

    You're a good man, Joe Biden.

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. space cadet

    You said it Joe! Enough is enough... No more pulling punches with this moron. Thank you. Proud of you!

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. John Schlachte

    'bulls**t' you are the KING of 'bulls**t' . Why don't you go retire and and write a book on the terrible Bush years.You loser

    May 15, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. haha

    interesting.

    May 15, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  16. Susan

    Its about time someone called Bush on his nonsense!

    May 15, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. Mickey

    Finally, a politician willing to tell it as it is.

    There isn't enough sugar in the world to coat the unpresidential comment Bush made, so why even try?

    May 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. Alreadytiredofit, Las Vegas, NV

    Biden for Secretary of State – I like a guy who speaks his mind!

    May 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. Tony

    This is the worst president ever. As a republican, we can not allow or endorse our president speaking half truths about another political party in our country around the world. Isn't this, politics at the worst level. He seems like a 1st term politician at the county level smearing an opponent. Wow, this should be beneath you Mr. Bush, but I guess it is not. For once I agree with you Mr. Biden the democrat. If our guy Mccain does not come out and disagree with Bush then I have a choice to either vote for the dem or not vote for a Bush flunky. I voted for Bush and I have been ashamed for the past few years. Burn me once but I will not be burned again. Show some balls Mccain and slam this rhetoric and bring honor back.

    May 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. G. Quarles

    It's appalling that some Republicans will say anything about anybody for the sake of a percentage point. I do not believe that any U.S. Senator of either party is an appeaser. It's disgraceful how, in the heat of a political campaign, politicians and pundits can seriously postulate that the words "treason" or "unpatriotic" could ever be applied to our legislative leaders.

    Being a long time democrat I may believe Republican ideas are stupid and simplistic but I would never, ever, say these fellow Americans are unpatriotic, treasonous, or appeasing our enemies.

    Get real – the stakes are far too high for such foolishness.

    May 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. JR Veteran from New York City, NY

    Senator Biden has no reason to be upset with the President for His childish comment he made in Israel. If Democrats had the balls to stand up against this administration, President Bush and Dick Chenney whould have been impeached and long gone.

    The Democratic Congress has nobody to blame but themselves. They are as responsible as the Republican for the failure of this great Nation under this administration. Shame on all of them!

    May 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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