The Washington Times - December 10, 2008, 09:36AM

American International Group (AIG), the insurance leviathan that already has gobbled up $150 billion in bailout funds, says it needs $10 billion more to pay off some bad debts, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

You know, AIG is beginning to sound like a drug addict who keeps coming back for his next hit — or a sad-sack gambler who needs a little loan to tide him over until he makes his big score.


Or Wimpy, from the Popeye cartoons, who would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

Someone might suggest cutting AIG off and letting the company go cold turkey, but AIG executives are likely to interpret that as a suggestion to go to Turkey for rest and relaxation, then ask for more money.