Sure, why not? Management's role is to make decisions focused on maximizing long-term shareholder value. This is not an easy task requiring the balancing of several interests, the interests of the shareholders and the American tax payer, in this case. If the American tax payer is stupid enough to finance prior historical poor management, why not feed at the trough again? It is obvious the password on the American taxpayer's ATM is posted over slushee machine. The problem is not with AIG. The problem rest with the lack of anyone minding the store in Washington.