It's generally considered poor form to use a military rank after retirement (but not Dr., as you doubtless know).
You appear to have missed what I was alluding to.
I take a general interest in what goes on around me and in the wider world, and even have opinions about stuff.
I obviously have missed your point, I didn't know it was bad form so thank you for that, I also have opinions on things but unlike you I don't really see if some old geezer who no doubt fought for something he believed in wants to hang on to a bit of pride I should think ill of him.
But hey, thats just me.