There seems to be some inconsistencies regarding the Jedi and their general purpose as well...Jedi during the PT. In TPM Qui-Gon repeatedly says that he can't wage a war on Padme's behalf. Mace Windu then goes onto say that they're "keepers of the peace not soldiers". So why would the Jedi thin themselves out and fight a war when there are literally billions of clones who can do it for them? The Jedi weren't really needed as generals. The clones had generals. Instead of keeping the peace they did the very thing that they said they wouldn't. Would it have been more efficient for the Jedi to (as they repeatedly say they will) disassociate themselves from the Republic? What if they just served as ambassadors and peace keepers who provided aid for planets ravaged by war and sought to find a peaceful solution? That seemed to fit Yoda and Mace Windu's philosophy even more. Especially since they really didn't know about a Sith Order when the war started. The only move that really made sense was when they rescued Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme and even that came of as an exaggerated waste of resources.