“To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States,” Bush cautioned... “It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to Al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean we’d be increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.”Everything Bush said there has come true. And the group that has come out of Iraq after the pullout of U.S. troops by Obama has resulted in the creation of a group of people wishing to force Sharia Law on the rest of the world, and the will and ability to kill those who fail to accept it.
The name of this group is Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This group consists of the states the radical Islamic terrorists are hiding in. However, in order not to offend Israel, Obama refers to this group as Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
He does this because "Levant" is a modern term referring to a group of states in the Eastern Mediterranean, mainly Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey.
Why does he refer to them as ISIL? Because this includes Israel among the states the terrorists may be hiding out in. It is simply an acronym that Obama believes does not offend Islamic nations in the region. Because God forbid, that Obama actually call it radical Islamic terror.
So, the reason Obama uses the acronym ISIL and not ISIS is because ISIL is an all-inclusive term: using it is Obama's way of agreeing with Islamic nations like Iraq who claim that Israel is a nation of occupiers and is not a legitimate nation. It's his way of pointing the metaphorical finger at Israel.