|General James N. Mattis|
U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)
In such a polarized climate, it seems reasonable to wish that even well-meaning retired generals would at least  avoid incendiary comparisons of the president to America’s former Nazi or Fascist enemies.(Bracketed numbering added.) Which of the four numbered points is well-taken? Any? All?
They could  eschew factual inaccuracies.
They might  resist veiled hints about resisting or bypassing supposed alleged traitors in the White House.
And they should not  coordinate their efforts in an ominous manner that could undermine the often tenuous civilian and military balance at the core of our constitutional system.
But that modicum of restraint was apparently asking too much in these times of bitter factionalism, rank partisanship, and social chaos.