His heart told him to evade the Vietnam War draft and then, while serving in the Nixon Administration, it encouraged him to send moreU.S. troops to their deaths. At the same time, he supported massive aerial bombardment campaigns that killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians. Having voted against Head Start and the U.S.Department of Education while in Congress, he also vetoed a bill that would have imposed economic sanctions on South Africa’s brutalApartheid system. As U.S. Defense Secretary, he failed to mention to the American people that during the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panamaover 5000 innocent civilians were slaughtered and more than 60,000left homeless.