President Barack Obama is being criticized for making light of the terrorist threat posed by al Qaeda.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker he referred to current al Qaeda terrorists as the "JV" team.
"The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think it is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant," the president said.
The Heritage Foundation said it's "frightening and revealing" the president is trying to minimize the terrorist threat after Americans were murdered by al Qaeda terrorists in Libya.
"Before Benghazi, they claimed al Qaeda was defeated and on the run. Four dead Americans later, this was proven false," Heritage author Steven Bucci said.
"Then the president said we 'cannot stay at war forever.' Again, a nice sentiment, but in the real world war doesn't end until both sides stop fighting," he continued.
Islamic terrorists have plotted at least 60 attacks against the United States since 9/11. One of the most successful attacks was perpetrated by al Qaeda-inspired Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who murdered 13 Americans and wounded 32 others during the Fort Hood massacre just over four years ago.