On the front page of the Dec. 7 Herald was the article about how the president “seeks to reassure Americans on terrorist threat.” The fourth paragraph says, “Obama promised an intensification of airstrikes against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL ...”
So which is it — ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)? Government people insist upon the latter, while almost everyone else (including the media) prefers the former.
But as Bill Clinton so famously said during his impeachment testimony some 16 years ago, “Well, it depends on what the meaning of IS IS!”
Gene Miles, Richland