Chuck Hagel, former senator from Nebraska, says his fellow Republicans acted irresponsibly in the debt ceiling debate and says that President Barack Obama should let Europe lead the reconstruction of post-Gaddafi Libya. Mr Hagel also tells the FT's Stephanie Kirchgaessner that the Republican party will have to rebuild if they do not win in 2012.
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