Perhaps Nicolas Sarkozy should pay more attention to the mistakes of his opponents. One month ago Socialist candidate Segolene Royal embarassed herself on French radio by not knowing the number of nuclear submarines France possessed. Today Sarkozy did the same.
Asked today by a journalist how many nuclear attack submarines France has, Sarkozy replied "four", to which the journalist replied "five". In fact France has six nuclear attack submarines. Sarkozy later said that "Honestly, the question is a bit specious."