CGI2013lThe ninth Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, “emphasizing optimism and mobilizing for action to address the most pressing global challenges,” wrapped up with 160 new commitments, expected to impact 22.2 million people, valued at $10.8 billion. From what we could gather, none of that money was directed at the Syrian refugee crisis, which is too bad given that Hillary Clinton, and other (current and former) U.S. government officials, helped to create the crisis in the first place—by aiding the rebels seeking to overthrow the sovereign State of Syria.

Photograph: Stephen Wise