Without knowing the details of AIGs liabilities and contracts I can’t really comment on whether AIG was incorrect in paying out “bonuses”. I do know that focusing on 165 million or so when there are billions being squandered is misdirection at best. Besides, if the Mouth really believes that stimulus spending is effective, then money going to people who are by nature investors (i.e. creditors) than this will overall be a benefit for the economy.
Note: I’m not saying the people at AIG aren’t bastards, just that without knowing the details you shouldn’t start casting aspersions.