Guardian Reporter Would Like To Know If Goldman Sachs Is Racked With Guilt Over AIG

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So, we're listening to the conference call Goldman is holding with journalists right now in order "to clarify Goldman's relationship with AIG," led by CFO David Viniar. The whole thing was getting fairly boring until this little bit of hilarity, courtesy of the British sense of humour.*
Andrew Clark, the Guardian: Do you accept that it was your collateral calls last year that put AIG over the edge, and do you feel guilty about that?
David Viniar: Ummm..uhh..we didn't do anything wrong. All we did was call for the collateral that was due to us under the contracts. There's no guilt whatsoever.
Andrew Clark, the Guardian: Do you accept that it was your collateral calls as their biggest counterparty that pushed them over the edge?
David Viniar: I don't know that we were their biggest counterparty...we knew we were one of the big ones. All we did was call for the collateral that was due to us.
Andrew Clark, the Guardian: Now with 20/20 hindsight, has their been any soul searching at Goldman Sachs for having done a large amount of damage?
David Viniar: That's a very broad and difficult question to answer. We didn't come out unscathed ourselves...you always wish you had more things that went right and things that didn't go wrong.
*Though we get the impression he was serious in his line of questioning.

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