Jim Millstein, chief restructuring officer at the Treasury Department, said he was unaware of the situation into which he was walking when he took on the job of unraveling the government's investment in American International Group. Most lawmakers as well as the public have accepted that the move will cost taxpayers dearly, but Millstein is publicly suggesting that the government will break even on the deal. "We'll probably get all our money back," Millstein has said to his team.

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