CNN) -- President Barack Obama and fellow leaders at the Group of Eight meeting he hosted Saturday put job creation and economic growth at the top of their to-do list.
"(They) must be our top priority. A stable growing European economy is in everybody's best interest, including the United States'," Obama told reporters after the two-day Camp David retreat in Maryland concluded.
G8 leaders -- from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada and Russia -- issued a declaration detailing their commitment to ensuring adequate energy and dealing with climate change; providing food security and nutrition in Africa; promoting democratic transitions in the Middle East; and supporting political transition in Syria. They reiterated "grave concern" over Iran's nuclear program and the need to ensure an adequate oil supply.....snip~
G8 leaders tout economic growth, fiscal responsibility - CNN.com
Coping with shaky oil markets, the leaders set the stage for a united release of world oil reserves to balance any disruption in world markets when tough new sanctions are imposed on Iran's exports because of its disputed nuclear program. The leaders said they were ready to take "appropriate action" to meet any shortages.
The mere preparation to release oil reserves could help calm markets and ensure that oil prices, which have been dropping, don't climb again and anger consumers as U.S. elections approach.
G8 Summit 2012: Obama Emphasizes Growth Over Austerity To Tackle World Economic Woes.....snip~
Post 87 if ya need the links.....do you think having those G8 leaders issuing a declaration and getting a signed and public agreement with them, that in essence he has some sort of control.