Let AIG fail. Let Citi fail. GM, Ford, Fannie, Freddie etc. Let them all crash and burn. Financial crisisses their intensity are always a sign of excesses leading up to the crisis and that needs to work itself trough the system eventually one way or the other. It's hard to believe this would be better than propping everything up but hey what do I know I'm a european child of the wealthfare state. Cheers.