A Profitable Option / Regina Coyula

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I remembered the flamboyant Chinese military parade last year while it passed by on the TV and very close to my house our warlike old tanks. I do the calculations (I’m terrible with numbers) on the gallons of paint and rust-remover used to improve their appearance, the gallons of gasoline used in the dry-runs, the mobilization and parade, the snacks, the uniforms, in short, I delve into what I shouldn’t because our current president alternates his military uniform with his guayabera, but at the same time I think that peace is more profitable than war.

April 20 2011