May 9th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Bin Laden raid saturates the week's news

Journalists continue to pursue details of the bin Laden raid as the White House story changed.

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  1. Kurnia

    MaryJefferson Davis also wrote: “The contest is not over The qeoutisn naturally arises. On which side was victory? Let the verdict of mankind decide .I also think that another thing came into play in Mary Surratt's case, some thing called vicarious liability [any individual by association can be held liable for the actions of another]. It goes like this: Even if she was only part of the plan to capture, chances were Lincoln could have been hurt or killed while being taken as a hostage. As such, just because Booth changed the plot to a kill shot didn't exempt her from prosecution. To get a good feel for the sentiments in Washington City during April of 1865, in regard to fears of civilian or guerilla action continuing the conflict on behalf of the Confederacy, maybe perhaps U.S. Grant put it best: “The rebels we whipped, as it was our duty to do; they fought us bravely, and I for one have no spite against them. But the copperheads and peace men in the North, the men who, during the war, reviled the soldiers, encouraged the enemy, and did their utmost to stop supplies and reinforcements to our boys in the front such men I can’t forgive; I will never forget them, or have anything to do with them”. However, Grant's words during the aftermath of the assassination caused an unintended reaction, that of acts of vigilantism and violence against any of those in the North, who dared to publicly express sympathy toward the South or Booth, i.e. businesses, newpapers, and even preachers.

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