It seems there is a hunt for a scapegoat and AIG is it. Their bonuses are a matter of contractual law and go to reward the highly skilled experts to keep them at AIG and keep them from leaving for another firm.
And to those who say they aren't worth the bonuses if they got the company in such trouble, those folks are missing the point.
Excess & greed, not lack of skill, got them to this point.
Leave AIG's bonuses alone.
It's a legitimate cost of keeping the business in good running condition.