From Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:
The slogan “death to America” is backed by reason and wisdom….It goes without saying that the slogan does not mean death to the American nation; this slogan means death to the US’s policies, death to arrogance.
I’m glad we finally got that cleared up. I guess “death to American cultural hegemony and neocolonialist military policies” is a little too long to make a good chant. Now about that “Great Satan” thing….