[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/31/art.dickcheney.0831.gi.jpg caption="Obama is 'far more radical' than Cheney expected."](CNN) –Former Vice President Dick Cheney is again weighing in on President Barack Obama's foreign policy, declaring the relatively new commander-in-chief is projecting "weakness and is "far more radical than I expected."
The latest round of hard-hitting comments from Cheney come as Obama is set to detail his long-awaited plan for Afghanistan in a speech Tuesday night at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point. White House officials told CNN Tuesday the president's plan includes sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan within three to six months.
But in an interview with Politico published early Tuesday, Cheney suggested the president is making his foreign policy decisions based on political considerations.
"I begin to get nervous when I see the commander in chief making decisions apparently for what I would describe as small 'p' political reasons, where he's trying to balance off different competing groups in society," Cheney told the Web site.
Cheney also repeated his criticisms that Obama has taken too long to arrive at a decision about how to proceed in Afghanistan.
"Every time he delays, defers, debates, changes his position, it begins to raise questions: Is the commander in chief really behind what they've been asked to do?"
"Here's a guy without much experience, who campaigned against much of what we put in place ... and who now travels around the world apologizing," Cheney added later in the interview. "I think our adversaries – especially when that's preceded by a deep bow ... – see that as a sign of weakness."
Cheney also beat back statements from White House officials arguing Afghanistan's current instability is a result of the Bush administration's failure to provide adequate resources to the fragile country when it decided to invade Iraq.
Asked if he thinks the Bush Administration is responsible for any part of Afghanistan's current volatility, Cheney said, "I basically don't.
Cheney gave a series of interviews and speeches last spring in which he declared Obama had put the country's security at an elevated level of risk. The former vice president remained relatively quiet over the summer but forcefully reasserted himself in the center of the national security debate over the past two months.