I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I'm a rationalist who believes there's no such thing as coincidence. Here's a short history:
It will be interesting to see how the Obama administration, which has thus far believed in proper accounting, like putting the cost of the Iraq war on the US balance sheet, reacts to Goldman's latest maneuver. Will they be able to make Goldman explain exactly what it did with the $12.9 billion it received from AIG? I certainly hope so.