Cheney: "not impeached" = it's legal
From his appearance
on Face the Nation this Sunday:
CHENEY: If you hark back in our history, you can look at Abraham Lincoln, who suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the middle of the Civil War.
SCHIEFFER: But nobody thinks that that was legal.
CHENEY: Well, no. Well, it certainly was, in the sense he wasn’t impeached.
ALSO: (emp add)
CHENEY: I think we’ve done some very good things over the course of the last eight years. Defending the country against further terrorist attacks like 9/11, I think, is a major accomplishment, for example.
Nixon wasn't impeached, therefore the things he did were legal.
Clinton was impeached, therefore the things he did with Monica were illegal.
Or something like that, if I understand Cheney logic.