Howard Fineman describes R.J. Cutler’s documentary as “disturbing.” He says it was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and it will be shown on CBS’s Showtime, March 15 at 9:00 p.m. I checked amazon and they don’t have a listing for it, so it may not have come out on DVD yet.
The portrait is riveting because we know what Cheney’s ascent led to: our seemingly irrevocable, full-blown security state, with all the attendant risks of constitutional and civil liberties abuses; wholesale destruction and civilian deaths in swaths of Afghanistan and Iraq; more than 6,500 dead and more than 50,000 wounded U.S. soldiers; the rise of remote-control warfare, now embodied by drones; and a relationship with the Arab and Muslim worlds arguably more antagonistic than ever before. The film has the dreadful fascination of a road trip you know ends in a car wreck.
Movie Trailer: Showtime – The World According to Dick Cheney