Bill O’Reilly had some doubts regarding Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s statement when he said that any military strike in Syria would be ‘unbelievably small.’
Kerry said on Monday, “We will be able to hold [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any other prolonged kind of effort in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for Syria’s civil war.”Read: Bill O'Reilly Agrees With Who? 6 Pairs Of Rivals On Same Side Of The Syria Debate
“That is exactly what we are talking about doing — unbelievably small, limited kind of effort.”
‘The O’Reilly Factor’ host thought that he made a point when he asked his guests Alan Colmes and Fox News analyst Monica Crowley whether ‘unbelievably small’ Syria strike meant the U.S. was going to bomb midgets.
“It's so dumb,” O’Reilly continued after Colmes shook his head in disapproval. “Why don't you just say that we're going to punish Assad for what he did in proportion to what he did? Doesn't that sound better than unbelievably small?”Watch: Bill O’Reilly Apologizes For His False Claims About March On Washington Celebration (VIDEO)
Although Bill O’Reilly’s response to Kerry’s statement was not appropriate, he was, however, not the only one who found the Secretary of State’s remarks out of place.
Senator John McCain tweeted:
Kerry says #Syria strike would be "unbelievably small" - that is unbelievably unhelpful— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 9, 2013
And here are some more reactions:
If Assad responds to this "unbelievably small" attack w/another provocation, he better watch out bc Obama will launch a moderately small one— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) September 9, 2013
An unbelievably small administration, running an unbelievably large government.— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) September 9, 2013
"Unbelievably small." pic.twitter.com/W1nBcrbF0S— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 9, 2013