Heartening vs. Disheartening…

Heartening:

I went to the gym 6 out of the last 9 days.

Double-heartening:

Defense Secretary Robert Gates knows that war in Iran is futile. Thanks, Wikileaks:

Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, in a meeting with his French counterpart in February of this year, said that “he believed a conventional strike by any nation would only delay Iranian plans by one to three years, while unifying the Iranian people to be forever embittered against the attacker.”

Triple-heartening:

I came across this last night on National Geographic. Fantastic documentary. Even more fantastic? Captain Kearney, the Captain of this battalion. He is smart, compassionate, tough as nails and tries hard to understand and work with the Afghan people. It’s heartening to know that there are people like him in the military. Sometimes it’s hard not to picture it as a bunch of Private Pyles led by a bunch of bloodthirsty Dick Cheneys-in-waiting.

Disheartening:

The usual. The fact that this idiot princess thinks she can pick and choose WHO she speaks to. And the really disheartening? She’s getting away with it.

“I studied journalism, who, what, where, when, and why of reporting. I will speak to reporters who still understand that cornerstone of our democracy, that expectation that the public has for truth to be reported. And then we get to decide our own opinion based on the facts reported to us.”—To Sean Hannity, in a Fox News interview, Nov. 22, 2010.

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