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Opening Arguments

Military unreadiness

Well, duh:

More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by USA TODAY show.

Gee. They're made to listen to lectures about white privilege. They have to endure classes on how they're always supposed to ask for a kiss. They're made to feel defensive about Christianity. The have a commander in chief who seems to despise them. And they're not deleriously happy? Go figure.

I'm guessing the last time there were this many unhappy soldiers was back in the days of the draft, when young men were snatched up against their will and sent 9,999 miles away to fight and die in the jungle. This is a volunteer military, and if more than half stay unhappy, that could do more damage to our defense than anything an enemy might do.

Military's just a great big lab for all those social experiments, right? Idiots.