Well, let's see: They're undermanned, overmissioned, undersupported, crippled by ridiculous rules of engagement that don't allow them to fight and practically mandate defeat, deployed in phony wars as propaganda props, Christian servicepeople are driven out altogether in favor of Muslim infiltrators, you dare not drop the soap in the shower, political, ideological, and moral corruption run rampant, and they're led by a Commander-in-Chief that is their avowed enemy and hates their guts, everything they stand for and everything they took an oath to the shredded Constitution to defend.
Other than that, I can't imagine what could have them bummed:
Retired U.S. Army Major-General Paul Vallely told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that "the morale is about as low as it's ever been in the military" because "a lack of commitment to victory" in the Middle East by the Obama administration.
"The number of suicides that we've had in the military have affected all the families," Vallely, chairman of Stand Up America," told the Steve Malzberg Show in an interview for Veterans Day. "We're in different times today than we've ever been because the lack of commitment to victory and to defeating the enemy early and come back home."
This isn't the first time I've observed that today's active-duty vets put their lives on the line for countrymen that persist in betraying them at the ballot box to the point where their service is rendered all but futile and pointless, and they're under even more withering assault from their own leaders as they are from the enemy without.
And yet they serve anyway. I can't make up my mind if that's more inspiring or depressing.
And neither, apparently, can they.