"Well, first of all, I became chairman of this committee at the beginning of this campaign, at the beginning of 2007. So it is true that we haven't had oversight hearings on Afghanistan." Barack Obama February 26, 2008
During last night's (February 26, 2008) Presidential Debate on MSNBC Barack Obama admitted something that we have written about here but the mainstream media has ignored (to be fair, most liberal bloggers..Americablog, Daily KOS have ignored it too while No Quarter and Taylormarsh.com have covered it). Obama is the Chairman of the Senate Sub-Committee on European Affairs. He has been Chairman for over a year. The Sub-Committee "is responsible for U.S. involvement with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), relations with the European Union (EU), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Matters relating to Greenland and the northern polar region are also the responsibility of this subcommittee. The Sub-Committee is also responsible for all matters within the region under its jurisdiction with respect to terrorism and non-proliferation, crime and illicit narcotics, U.S. foreign assistance programs, and the promotion of U.S. trade and exports" according to MyDD.com.
Last night, it took Hillary to bring it up...as far as I know, no reporter has ever asked him about it, including the MSNBC reporters at last night's debate. When asked about it last night, he admitted that he had not held hearings because he has been busy running for President.