Good for Hagel. This trash put out by the AJC is stupid as he put it. It isn't the US's business of what goes on in Russia and this concern of the AJC is overblown. Screw them.
Hezbollah is Israel's problem, not America's.
Only people lacking in morals approve of torture. On top of this, the US signed a treaty banning this.
I have no use for international organizations like the Atlantic Council but despite this flaw Hagel is a net improvement over whoever the neocons might want.