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‘Cheney’ finds former vice president on repeat

“I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my faults,” Dick Cheney says at the very beginning of the new Showtime documentary “The World According to Dick Cheney.”

No, he doesn’t, and especially not during this nearly two-hour movie from R.J. Cutler (“The War Room”). Faced with questions on his belief in waterboarding and his push to invade Iraq for its alleged stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, George W. Bush’s vice president defends his decisions in a passionless, blasé manner. He exhibits about as much introspection as the cold fish we see him trying to catch when Cutler follows him on a fly-fishing trip in Wyoming.

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