Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd followed up Andrea Mitchell hammering President Barack Obama’s attempt to avoid having to follow ISIS into Syria by saying the administration is referring to the terrorist organization as ISIL instead of ISIS because they “don’t want it to stand for Syria.”
ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The Levant refers top an large region inculding areas of Cyprus,Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine.
Todd said, “Obviously We refer to it, NBC News, as ISIS. The Obama administration, the president says the word ISIL. The last s stands for Syria. The last l they don’t want to stand for Syria.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN