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. Sue,Texas

    That's right Sen Biden, now go impeach the sob

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. J Buch

    To use such words it sounds like Biden is on the defensive.
    I believe if US spent all the money that was spent in the MIddle East we could defend our Country for 200 years – it's stupid.
    We don't need any other Country for anything except to feed the belly of the Corporations.
    Joane B
    Midwest

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA

    Way to go Joe Biden !! You are awesome.

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. Judy

    Biden is a strong leader to stand up to Prez Bush. At least someone loves this country enought to speak out and save us from more wars before Bush leaves office.

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. Fred

    Joe Biden is exactly right. Does Bush have no shame. What Bush said was yet amother pathetic example of the Republican party's attempts to stay in power forever through creating irrational fear in the minds of the voting public. However, nothing that comes out of the mouth of our idiot president surprises me anymore.

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. Ian

    Joe Biden is the man.

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. brian

    Absolutely! Joe Biden is the MAN!

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. Mark

    Good for Biden! Finally someone not afraid to tell Bush that he is full of it and a lying bastard on top of it!

    May 15, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. Sean

    Joe Biden for Vice President.

    May 15, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. dbacchus

    Viva Biden! Finally somebody said it.

    May 15, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Alonzo Demetrius - FL

    Here is a demonstration in his own words of why Joe Biden is so dis-trusted even by his own party. Is this his way of 'appeasing' who? The media? The democrats? The president? The Iranians?

    May 15, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  12. Cyrus Martin, Euless Texas

    Sen Biden is (as always) awesome. Thank you Joe.

    May 15, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  13. Patriot

    BRAVO for SENATOR BIDEN! I have always appreciated your honesty. Now, I appreciate you more than ever. America needs more Patriots like you. BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!

    May 15, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  14. Orville

    Finally! It's about time that someone of Biden's stature and position challenge Bush's rhetoric. Bush has done so much damage to this country... it is going to take years if not decades to undo, not to say anything about the financial debt we have incurred....Biden' words are true and refreshing!

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Claudia Downey

    You GO, Biden!!!!!

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  16. Robin Duggan

    Kudos to Senator Biden for calling President Bush's remarks exactly what they are!

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  17. sharon in NY

    The last eight years have been BS....I appreciate Senator Biden's candor!

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. blevins

    why couldn't this guy have been the Dems choice for Prez? Biden & Hagel would have been a great ticket.

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. Nikole

    Biden for VP! Lol
    I appreciate your honesty and frankness, sir...

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  20. Kevin

    Way to go, Biden.

    However, I'm sure Bush's remaining uninformed supporters will be quite pleased with his statement and find nothing disingenuous or contradicting about it.

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  21. Exbricklayer

    I knew I liked Joe Biden for a reason. Give 'em hell Joe.

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. Clay

    I'm glad to see Senator Biden call bush out on this one.

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  23. Dan

    Thank you Senator Biden!

    I would hope someone could get to Mr. Bush and explain to him that he is an enormous liability to all Republicans up for election in November... Like Mr. Olbermann suggested last night, W it's time to shut the hell up.

    May 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  24. geoff

    Bravo! At last someone tells it like it really is. Biden for Secretary of State!

    May 15, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  25. kayg

    Biden is exactly right. Bush's policies and attitudes have made the US vulnerable and a target for the terrorists. Bush is everything that the terrorists hate. I'm so glad his term is about over!

    May 15, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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