Monica Lewinsky makes an appearance, you see, as does Bill Clinton's videotaped testimony about his perjury. National Security Advisor Sandy Berger is portrayed as indecisive, Madeleine Albright as misdirected, George Tenet as sputtering. The film does not spare the Bush Administration its shots either, but for the left in the US the most damning thing possible is a recounting of the deep slumber concerning al Qaeda that overcame not just President Clinton but all parts of the national security apparatus throughout the '90s. The film does not damn those in charge during those years. It does however deliver a indictment of criminal negligence from which there is simply no escape.
ABC may want to accommodate Clinton, but too many people will know what was edited. After the first episode, bloggers and radio show hosts will highlighting all the pieces that ABC edited.
By attempting a programming coup against the series, the Clinton forces have brought enormous attention to the film, and for that I thank them.
I probably wouldn't have watch it myself, however with all the fuss that Clinton and the Democrats have been kicking up, I'm sure curious to see what they don't like.