That's $2.5 Mil per reporter. What a Deal!
The "militant insurgents" who I prefer to call "severe critics of French journalism" are demanding a $5 million ransom for the two reporters. That's with the anti-war euro-pussy discount. Oh, and one more little thing: "a promise of no military and commercial dealings with Iraq."
There's 48 hour deadline on this offer. Call now and get a free "I Paid $5 Million to Appease a Death-Cult & All I Got Was this Lousy T-shirt".
So right now the top levels of the French government are asking themselves: Do they take American Express?