If Scott said he liked chocolate Ice-cream..Wolverine would say he liked Vanilla. Its a poor substitute for opposing ideologies. Scott is written to have an opinion and it is character driven..Wolverine just opposes..with no thought into why.
And yes Wolverine had no objections in leading kids into life and death situations.. SEE: Jubilee. Rogue. as well as other instances.
Right now. Wolverine is the BIGGER hypocrite.