Cheney says Obama playing into al Qaeda strategy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney lit into President Obama last night, accusing Obama of playing into al Qaeda's hands
"hesitating" on his Afghanistan decision.

"This notion of uncertainty, the difficult time he has putting it together, all of this feeds into sort of the basic al Qaeda strategy," Cheney told Fox News's Sean Hannity.

Al Qaeda's plan, Cheney said, was to "terrorize us enough so that what you get out of that is a change in U.S. policy."

"And when they see him announce in advance that there's going to be a withdrawal 18 months down the road, they come to the point where they feel like their strategy, their world view has been validated," he concluded.

The former VP also took Obama to task for giving Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a civilian trial in New York federal court.

"He'll be as important or more important than Osama bin Laden," Cheney said of KSM. "And we will have made it possible. We will have given him that platform, that opportunity, to come here and there is absolutely no need to do that."