Do Persian Words Matter?

In a Live Chat at NPR, some Iran experts tease out the subtleties of the oh-so-nuanced Iranian chant: “Death to America.”

Steve Inskeep:  . . . Are there Iranian leaders who really MEAN it when they say ‘Death to America,’ and others who don’t and would like an accomodation?

Maybe Obama can pick the right mullah to approach by gauging the amount of foam on the death-chanter’s lips.