I'm sure the government will try and dump thier 92% ownership in AIG over a period of time and not all at once. However, with that much of the company available and with thier history, only the fools that believe that analyst have thier best interest at heart will be taken for a ride. The only interest analyst have is in seeing stocks traded because that is how they make thier money. The large majority of them could care less if one loses just as long as they make thier commissions on the sale of the stock.
And , you can't compare the money we spend as a nation on war! But, if you have to go there, I would say our ROI for WW2 was more than an awesome return!