Wish it were that easy to disentangle the taxpayer's interest & exposure from the shareholders'. Geithner screwed the pooch. That much is clear now. Spitzer too. If Ol' Hank G had still been running AIG he would have made Credit Suisse, Goldman, Deutsche, all of those whiners, sing for their supper. But now you're looking at a long, slow slog for AIG to earn its way back to taxpayer satisfaction and shareholder value.