No, AIG did not pay them the money. The American taxpayer gave AIG the money to meet those obligations. And former GS chair Paulsen arranged the deal - AIG just became a passthru from the taxpayer to AIG - the AIG securities were not guaranteed by the taxpayer at the time they were issued. That ain't capitalism, it is crony fascism. True to form, you omit what brackets the AIG bailout - the interests of GS and the power of GS to force the taxpayer to cover the risks they failed to properly anticipate and research. Fascist freak.
AIG did not pay the money, US taxpayers paid the money. Why did treasury decide to save AIG but just the day before let other big players fail? Hint, AIG owed GS 13 billions and without that 13 billion GS goes under too. So it's OK for everyone but GS to fail huh? Curious that Treasury and Fed are full of GS employees isn't it. In laymans terms GS owns the Treasury and the Fed. Both are more then happy to give GS billions and billions of tax payers monies. That you are cool with all this doesn't not make you a capitalist, it makes you an accessory to grand larceny.