I barely think killing all the men is any more acceptable, but in a dog-eat-dog way, it does make a sort of Darwinian sense. And your personal interpretation is similar to mine. Yes, he could be overstating. And Padme -- this has been my contention for a while now -- probably convinces herself that Anakin is just in a daze and not speaking straight. Given that he just lost his mother and is drenched in grief, she likely sees him as lost and confused: too traumatized to really know what he's saying. This also gives Obi-Wan's revelation to her in ROTS, that Anakin "has become a very great threat" after he saw a recording of him killing younglings, added bite. It's like a veil slips from Padme's eyes. First, she has to deal with the horror that she's been denying things to herself concomitant with the reality of what Anakin has done; second, she transcends that struggle, in her final moments, to see that much deeper into his soul ("There's good in him"). But it will take another generation to undo the damage. They're very moral issues; or issues involving moral thinking. They stir the emotions. People get very fired up about them. Yeah, we've been entrenched in one or two, I think, but I'm not much interested in prolonging the topic, either. And that's nothing personal. I think our views are, ultimately, quite similar. Either way, we better have vented our opinions by now! The topic has been hashed to death and everyone has said their piece. But no doubt, everyone will eventually say their piece again.