In particular, he said, he was unlikely to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the first 100 days of his presidency.
"It is more difficult than I think a lot of people realize -- and we
are going to get it done -- but part of the challenge ..... is that you
have a bunch of folks that have been detained, many of whom who may be
very dangerous, who have not been put on trial or have not gone through
some adjudication," Obama said.
While some evidence against terrorism suspects may be tainted by the
tactics used to obtain it, Obama said, that doesn't change the fact
there are "people who are intent on blowing us up."