The Tuskens who kidnapped Shmi should definitely be punished, but not in the way Anakin did it. You don't cut off every single head in the tribe like that. Since Tatooine was out of the Republic's jurisdiction, I'm not sure exactly how it would be handled. It could be possible that the suspected Tuskens could be taken in a tried and punished. Tried by whom? Jabba the Hutt? There's no real government on Tatooine! He deserves condemnation for killing innocent children. This is inexcusable in my eyes. A_G, I highly doubt that you in his position would have killed a single innocent child. Anakin was influenced by the Dark Side. It's not like he was completely in control of his actions. So, can I take it that you have no 'good reason' for Anakin's killing of the children? Dead mom, Dark Side, uncontrollable rage... Back in the olden days, women were considered nothing. Even today, in certain countries, you have to pay a dowry to get your daughter married. But like gez said, that doesn't make the entire country is wrong. It makes the people who engaged in that practice wrong. Anakin didn't kill every single Tusken on Tatooine.