"Step by step, we must drive back, dismantle and ultimately destroy ISIL and what it stands for," he said.
Kerry tweeted August 20 that “ISIL must be destroyed/will be crushed.”
They only abandoned them when fighters from the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, got terrifyingly close.
Obama would rather talk about “managing” ISIL than “destroying” or “defeating” it—words he has used but with obvious reluctance.
Now Obama promises to “degrade and destroy” the self-declared Islamic State (or ISIL, or ISIS).
He used the Arab acronym for ISIS or ISIL, as the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” commonly is known.
The two main al Qaeda-related groups among the rebels are al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Currently, there are many millions of Muslims who vehemently oppose ISIL and the brutal current in Islam that it represents.
Is it too much to say that this al Qaeda breakaway widely known as ISIS or ISIL is really just a collection of serial killers?
“Obviously, destroying ISIL is the goal that not just the United States but many countries around the world have,” she said.