What trumps everything?

Today we learnt that British pilots have been taking part in bombing Syria, but it’s OK, because they were doing it in American planes. The last time Parliament debated this, they said they didn’t want us bombing Syria, and Cameron said “I get it.” Harriet Harman got a security briefing a couple of days ago, but she wasn’t told. Michael Gove, in his airy intellectual fashion, recognises that some people may get upset, but that’s not what matters. “We need to maintaion the strength and durability of the western alliance in the face of Islamist fundamentalism...As far as I’m concerned, those considerations trump everything.”

Yes, he means it. Morality, self-interest, rational consistency – forget ‘em. Fighting the ragheads, that’s what counts.