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