(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.”
What more can I say? I agree 100% with Senator Joe Biden, who has made the case against the President,s reckless utterances very convincingly. The President should realise that he has a very serious responsibility, and should avoid reckless grandstanding for political purposes on a matter as serious as this.
Biden for the dem VP! I would have given him my vote for president! How bout the next secretary of state?
Sen. Biden is 100% correct. It appears that Bush's lame-duck apathy has reached a new low: he no longer cares even when directly contradicting his inner circle. And, yes, I'm actually complimenting Bush's intelligence by attributing this latest gaffe to apathy rather than to pathological stupidity. Is it 2009 yet?
Don't worry Biden, the democrats and their hand picked wonder bot want to talk to terrorists, did you watch the debates?
Right on Biden! LOL
Don't worry Sen Biden. Come January, Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfield, Lieberman, and the rest of the GOP will be playing war back on the ranch. Without access to human lives.
Awesome. Go Joe Biden. I love him.
Republicans they say what they want, when they want too. No matter if it's right or wrong. President Bush, thank God his term is almost over. Really Thank God! Tell It Like It is Senator Biden, Don't take that from him. It's time for the Democrates to take a stand and stand up and (not behind) but along side Senator Obama. It's time for a CHANGE.
Dem's unite as one and get the job done. YES!!!!!!!!!
"Joe Biden called President Bush’s comments.. "bulls–t”"
It's a joke, right? Promoting niceness with the Iranian president while profaning the president of the US? Just how is that supposed to make anyone feel comfortable with how a Democrat would treats this country?
Say what you have to Biden! We hear ya! Only a few months left in the White house and Bush continues to hit new lows.
Thank you Joe Biden for giving a voice to what most Americans are thinking as well. It's refreshing to see an influential representative standing up to the outrageous lies and bullcrap that comes out of bush's mouth. Thank you for putting it all in perspective Joe. You have my vote of confidence.
Now there is the man who should be President!! Thank you Joe Biden. You took the words right out of my mouth.
Go Go Biden tell it like it is. W -has done us damage that even Obama nor McCain can repair. Clintons might be able to repair because it would be a seasoned approach.
YEAH BIDEN!!!!!! HOO-RAH!
Joe Biden is absolutely correct, and I am happy to hear Democrats are standing up and calling Bush out for his lies, incompetence and hypocrisy.
Joe Biden needs to take a chill pill! When he rants, it would be nice to know where he gets his facts!
BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT!!!
Biden is da man!!! Who cares if it's not politically correct – Biden's point is absolutely right.
Biden finally grew a pair.
Or maybe he borrowed Hillary's
Thank you Mr. Biden! It's about time the Dems grew a pair and told this man how looney he is!
I totally agree with senator Biden, honest experienced and strong
GIVE EM HELL BIDEN!!...WHAT ABOUT CLINTON AND BUSH APPEASING THE NORTH KOREANS AND GETTING "STUNG" BY THEM?
BARACK OBAMA WILL HAVE A MUCH BETTER DIALECT TO REACH ACROSS TO OTHER NATIONS WHO WE'LL NEED TO HAVE A MEETING OF MINDS.
JOE BIDEN HAS MY VOTE AFTER STANDING UP TO WHAT'S WRONG WITH WASHINGTON POLITICS.
GO GET 'EM BIDEN!
This year, This Time, we will not be fooled. We will not fall Fear Tactics. NOT THIS TIME.
WORDS ARE FREE. WAR COST LIVES & TRILLIONS
NOT THIS TIME
I'm glad Biden had the balls to say it.