I've been thinking about this for a while, but now, in light of RoTS, I'd like to know how many others believe as I do: We are oft reminded of the danger of attachment and possession according to Jedi philosophy, but if this had been truly applied, not just on a personal level, but politically as well, the Jedi might have survived. "We can only protect you, we can't fight a war for you" - QuiGon, Ep I "We're keepers of the peace, not soldiers" - Mace Windu, Ep II "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose" - Yoda, Ep III What if the Jedi had trained themselves to let go of the Republic? If they (and the Senate) had allowed the Separatists to secede, perhaps Palpatine's plan for war would have been thwarted. Certainly, even with a war, had the Jedi not been involved, their ranks would not have been decimated and spread so thin that they could have been taken out by "Order 66". What do you think? Good to go. Thanks, G_M.