In other words, Greenwald claims that these people are above the law. If they are above the law, then there is no law.
As Lee Adama said:
if you are telling me we are throwing out the law, then I am not a captain, you are not a commander, and you are not the president. And I don't owe either of you a damned explanation for anything.
Here's the original report from the CSM. I may just have to subscribe again.