President Obama informed the government of France today that the US is returning portions of the Louisiana Purchase from the year 1804.
Although the purchase included a vast amount of land other than the gulf coast states, Obama declared, "We had a limited three hundred year warranty at the time of the purchase. These were damaged goods, more so today than ever, and we are demanding a full return of the money which was $11,259,000. With interest, that sum comes to approximately a Gazillion as of this date."
France responded immediately claiming that the goods had been not only used, abused, and severely neglected by the US and that if that is the way the US was going to act, France would charge the US landing fees for the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
A French official stated, "This is nothing compared to the damage done to our land, the ravaging of our Women, and the destruction of our culture. It's like if they wanted to return dirty underwear to Wal-Mart. No way, Andre! We'll see Obama's gazillion and raise him a gazillion!"
In related news, BP Oil had been relatively silent during the outcry from both countries. The oil spill in the gulf had put them too much in the spotlilght for a month. A spokesman issued a statement late today saying, "Today, we are all Oilmen!"