It's not Republicans, it's the NeoConservative and religious conservatives who have drunk the NC KoolAid. I like Hagel. He's from the FP realist camp more like Reagan. I think the qualification is bogus...it's his positions. I support the nomination of Hagel and this is one thing by Obama I am pleased.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950