Dick Cheney fears that this investigation will lead to him
Mr. Cheney said he also supported officers who strayed outside Justice Department rules and used unauthorized interrogation techniques, saying they did so to keep Americans safe. And he warned that Mr. Holder’s investigation would demoralize intelligence officers and discourage them from working aggressively to protect the nation.
Per the above paragraph, Mr. Cheney is saying that some interrogators actually tortured and used techniques considered illegal even by the Bush/Cheney government and definitely by the Geneva Conventions and the International Criminal Court.
These interrogators could be subject to the death penalty by the international laws and even by American laws.
But, Mr. Cheney says, since they did it to keep Americans safe (which is debatable) these interrogators are above the law.
Comes back to the basic Bush/Cheney rule: “If they do it, it’s beastly, gruesome, cruel, disgusting, heinous, hideous, revolting, shameful and ungodly. If we do it, it’s justifiable and above the law.”