It’s highly unlikely that Peas and Carrots, the two turkeys pardoned by President Trump at the White House yesterday, could comprehend the nature of the freedom they had just been granted. Whatever passed through the little gobblers’ tiny minds, it’s pretty sure to have been something other than a meditation on the nature of forgiveness.

Having said that, the pardon may well have made more sense to them than the pardon granted to the nation of Saudi Arabia and its nominal leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by Donald Trump did to the international community.

“The world is a very dangerous place!” read the statement released just before the ceremony in the White House garden.