"They all are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and influence in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president," Cheney said. "We've got a problem with weakness, and it's centered right in the White House."
Cheney called Obama "a very, very weak president."
Obama, in a speech Wednesday at the West Point commencement, laid out a vision of foreign policy that would set a high bar for military intervention unless U.S. interests are directly affected. The president said that the United States, battling with terrorists who are now in small, weakly-linked affiliate groups, needs to partner with other countries and proposed a $5 billion fund to build those partnerships.
Cheney blasted Obama for planning to Afghanistan-beyond-2014/2731401207966/?spt=sec&or=tn" target="_blank">pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.
"It's as though he wasn't even around when 9/11 happened," he said.