Compassion is easy to come by when you use other peoples money to pay for the show. More regulation (Sarbanes-Oxley) and more entitlements (Medicare Part D) only handcuff commerce and enslave citizens who learn to "depend" on government.
As for war - you fight wars to win. You don't fight them to build nations. Neither he nor his father learned a damned thing from Korea or Vietnam.
They weren't sociopathic war criminals. They just weren't committed - or else they were afraid of the pansies at the UN.