I wonder if we need as we are in this sentence.
In our present state, disheartened by failures and humbled by our weaknesses as we are, it is impossible to win this battle.
The presence of In our present state makes as we are redundant, but as I was writing the sentence, it just sounded natural to add as we are, as if I heard a kind of refrain in my mind. When I realised the problem, I tried removing it:
In our present state, disheartened by failures and humbled by our weaknesses, it is impossible to win this battle.
Is not the second sentence a bit dry? Shall I leave "as we are" in, or will it come across as disturbingly redundant?
Edit: There were some good answers but in the form of comments, so I cannot resolve the question by accepting them.