Rubio maintains Clinton, a potential rival in 2016, owns the administration decisions made during her time at the State Department.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is accusing President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of advancing a foreign policy of “isolationism.”

Obama’s speech Wednesday could be a departure, Rubio said, but he chastised the president for using counterterrorism operations in Yemen and Somalia to frame the debate about destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“The long-term threat posed by the Islamic State is much greater than that posed by al-Shabab or al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,” he wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post. “If we are serious, as the president said, about ultimately destroying the Islamic State, we cannot rule anything out.”

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