This is where the rubber is really going to hit the road; this is why Cheney was frantically shredding after the 2006 elections; this is why they really want to set up telecom immunity: because they know that they are liable to indictment for war crimes:
Cheney Lawyer Claims ‘Congress Lacks Constitutional Power’ To Investigate VP’s Role In Torture ApprovalThe only reasons for some lawyer to claim that Congress hasn't got the power to investigate the VP is because they fear what such an investigation will reveal.
Earlier this month, British international lawyer Phillippe Sands revealed in his new book that Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff David Addington personally traveled to Guantanamo Bay in 2002, witnessed an interrogation, and sent approval back to Washington
He fucking watched the torture go down. These were not "rogue bad apples"--this was policy. These were war crimes, undertaken with the knowledge, approval, and insistence of the Bush White House.
War crimes, baby.