It's the ultimate government waste and too striking for BOM to miss. The Economist has reproduced that brilliant chart of Napoleon's invasion of Russia. It vividly depicts the appalling loss of men from the 422,000 who started out, through to the mere 10,000 who returned.
Grand illusions. Grand waste. But what a fantastically clever chart.
Oh, and one other thing.
Napoleon was 5 feet 6 inches tall. Sarko is an inch shorter.