Jed: Today on NRO, R. James Woolsey wrote:
Words and beliefs have consequences, and totalitarians are often remarkably clear about what they will do once they have enough power. Many brushed aside Mein Kampf when it was first written but it turned out to be an excellent guide to the Nazis’ behavior once they had the power to implement it.
The Iranians do make feints to ploy the West (remember arms for hostages?), but I don’t think this is one of them.