Virtually every leader who did attend is oppressing journalists at home, to a greater or lesser degree. The world leaders' presence was an exercise in cynicism. Maybe better not to go.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK