19. Oh ya, this has been standard practice in the shadows
They're just announcing that it's legal now, so no complaining.
I don't know why they bother with all of this BS though- very few people complained when Jose Padilla was held without credible charge and tortured out of his mind simply to see if they could get away with it.
If they did it again I doubt anyone would even notice. Oh, wait, they did it to Bradley Manning too. Precedent set!