Wonderful post again. Obi-Wan's outburst is so very understandable and I can almost see the Council-members desire to join in, while they know that they can't allow their disapproval of the current Republic to show, because then hope would really be lost. Interesting how they seem to plot against Palpatine. But if they do, I wonder why Obi-Wan still seems to think they're fighting for the Republic while he surely must realise that it's only a facade which they can't let down if they want to reach something trough the senators willing to fight against the chancellor. Or maybe he just can't take it anymore and it's only emotion that is showing through here, even as he knows the reasons in his head. We will see. I love the reference to Yoda's remark from AOTC as well as Obi-Wan's description of the Ceremony of Invasion. Makes it all seem very realistic. Very well handled again.