Sen. Joe Biden: The President had me negotiate with Gaddafi: He should fire Gates and Rice as appeasers By: John Amato http://www.crooksandliars.com/2008/05/18/s...e-as-appeasers/ Sen. Joe Biden was on ABC's THIS WEEK and took President Bush and John McCain to the woodshed over their latest attacks on the entire Democratic Party including Barack Obama over their negotiating in any form with Iran. He busts Bush for being a complete hypocrite. Wow, who knew? Bush asked Biden to negotiate with Gaddafi and he did. And I think it turned out pretty good. And since Gates and Condi want to talk with Iran too, what does Biden think about that? Fire those appeasers now! I'm sure McCain will agree. STEPHANOPOULOS: It sounds like you're calling it hypocrisy. BIDEN: Well, I should â€” I'm trying to be more polite, but I shouldn't be. It was ridiculous. This is president â€” this is pure, unadulterated politics. And the last point I'll make â€” maybe the president doesn't know â€” I'll be a smart guy, here â€“maybe he doesn't know what's going on in his own administration. But as soon as he gets back, he should fire, as appeasers, Gatesâ€¦ STEPHANOPOULOS: Secretary of defense? BIDEN: â€¦ and Rice â€” secretary of defense and secretary of state. STEPHANOPOULOS: Why? BIDEN: Because they both â€” Gates as recently as a week ago â€“said, we've got to sit down and talk with the Iranian directly.