The thing is, we are training ISIL forces. We have given weapons to groups that the Pentagon has designated as “moderate” — groups such as the Free Syrian Army, which has collaborated with the Islamic State. The Obama Administration’s avid and fruitless search for “moderates” to fight the Islamic State has put the U.S. in the position of training and arming a great many jihadis for the Islamic State. Obama’s statement was not a mere slip of the tongue. It was the most Freudian of all Freudian slips.
“President Obama says ‘We’re Training ISIL’: White House Website ‘Corrects’ His Remarks, by Paul Joseph Watson, D.C. Clothesline, July 8, 2015:
The White House.gov website has corrected an embarrassing mistake made by Barack Obama during his press briefing Monday about the Islamic State when the President said that U.S. forces were “training ISIL.”
During his speech, Obama uttered the line, “with the additional steps I ordered last month, we’re speeding up training of ISIL forces.”
The White House.gov transcript left in the original quote, but placed the word ‘Iraqi’ in brackets after the word ISIL, correcting Obama’s mistake.