I think this is going be tough but I feel it would be interesting to discuss the comparison/contrast between the debate of the use of clones by the Loyalist committee/Chancellor (to stop the Separatists) While, Starfleet Commanders/Regional Governor(s) to stop the Rebels who have the plans and/or destroy Yavin. After some deliberation, there seems to be some sort of co-ordination in both. Which GL has constructed and kept in mind. This could possibly lead to understanding the Saga a bit better. In short I will start : Ep. II- Obi Wan informs that the Commerce Guilds/Corporate alliance have pledge armies to Count Dooku ? In other words, the Separatists are getting better equipped and therefore ?more happening? with the Separatists (more dangerous than realized at first). Bail states that there is no doubt the Separatists are preparing for war. The three eyes senators voices that they need that Clone army. Bail says that its not that simple. The Senate will never approve the use of Clones before Separatists attack. Mas Amedda intervenes : and says that it is a crisis and thus avoid debate (not a concern in this case). The Senate will give Chancellor the power to call for an Army, if proposed by a Senator or rep. Therefore, with the Clones, they can go to Geonosis and demolish the Separatists. While in Ep. IV- Taggart is aware that the Rebel Alliance are too well equipped and more dangerous then most realize. Motti claims that the Rebels could be, but notwith the Battle station like the DS almost ready/at his disposal. Taggart replies to Motti that the Rebels would continue to gain support from the Imperial Senate. Governor Tarkin intervenes : ?the Imperial Senate will not be a concern, as it has been dissolved? that Power has been given to Regional Governors. And that with the DS allowed to operate, the Rebellion can be demolished. Ep. II, the Jedi know that they have to get Dooku or the Separatists could spread. If not stop the Guilds armies, etc. Timing is important. Ep. IV : They have to get the DS plans. (and who else but a former Jedi to do that). If not, blow up Yavin in time. Timing is important. You get the idea. What do you think? Anything to add, something to disregard or totally disagree? I know I must have missed several points, or erred somewhere.