Pfc. Naser Abdo, the soldier arrested yesterday for planning an attack on Fort Hood in Texas, last year requested that he be given conscientious objector status so that he wouldn't be deployed to fight in Afghanistan. CNN Headline News seemed enthusiastic, at the time, fawning over Abdo's request :

But soon after, Abdo was charged for possessing child pornography, which delayed his request to be granted conscientious objector status.

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