- The Washington Times - Friday, August 1, 2008

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Tony Blankley (“Obama’s worldview,” Op-Ed Wednesday) does not seem to realize that we already live in an irrevocably integrated Internet world.

U.S. generosity and security concerns are costing us millions daily to support our presence in Iraq, feed the hungry and curb diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis throughout the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa.

Also, the remittances from immigrants are often a major factor in the struggle to maintain a decent standard of living in many countries worldwide.

The fact is that whenever there are natural disasters or other crises anywhere on our planet, they inevitably create an expense for the United States in terms of donated food, dealing with the spread of disease from fleeing residents and support for refugees.

In short, the walls are already beginning to crumble, and in the long run, it is time for the United States to realize that our oceans no longer are our barrier from the rest of the world.

It is essential that a system of world governance be established to solve problems that no nation, particularly the United States, can solve alone.

EDWARD RAWSON

McLean

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