09/10/2013 09:39 pm ET

Bill O'Reilly: Does A Small Syria Strike Mean We'll Be Bombing Midgets? (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly is unimpressed with John Kerry for saying that any potential U.S. strike on Syria would be "unbelievably small."

During Tuesday's installment of "The O'Reilly Factor," the Fox News host took at a jab at Kerry for a statement he made at a press conference on Monday.

“We will be able to hold 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," Kerry said. "That is exactly what we are talking about doing – unbelievably small, limited kind of effort."

"Do you guys think that 'unbelievably small' means he's going to bomb midgets?" O'Reilly asks.

"Oh, Bill. Bill," Fox News commentator Alan Colmes, one of O'Reilly's guests for the evening, says shaking his head.

"I mean, it's such a cliche," O'Reilly continues. "What does 'unbelievably small' mean?"

"It's so dumb," O'Reilly later says. "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?"

It seems that Obama is aware of these kinds of criticisms. During the president's speech on Syria on Tuesday night, he addressed the idea that a small strike would be a useless "pinprick." "Let me make something clear. The United States military does not do pinpricks. Even a limited strike will send a message to Assad that no other nation can deliver," Obama said.

Watch the clip above.