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Dick Cheney Doesn’t Care About Being Loved

I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my faults,” Dick Cheney admits in the trailer for the upcoming Showtime documentary The World According to Dick Cheney. Directed by R.J. Cutler, the film promises to be an unusually candid look at the former Vice President’s life, including his troubled young adulthood (a stint in jail for repeated drunk driving) and role as chief of staff under President Ford.

Of course, what viewers will be most interested in seeing is how he addresses 9/11 and the Iraq War—a genuinely forthcoming Cheney might provide new insight into the Bush administrations response to the former and its conduct of the latter. When the film premiered at Sundance last month, Tim Wu likened its approach to Fog of War and the Frost/Nixon interviews. For that reason, and whatever your views on Cheney and the Bush presidency, Cutler’s documentary seems worth a watch.