Can a clone who has been genetically altered to be compliant really even be expected to make those kinds of decisions? They were created to be soldiers, it's their only purpose. The Jedi should have opposed the creation of any more beings the minute they learned of this army. You call it narrow focus, I call it complicity in slavery, I find it interesting how many of you take up for the Jedi on this. And again, despite talk to the contrary, rushing headfirst into war was a mistake even with the ethics questions put aside. They acted foolishly. If you want to know what I would do if I was a Jedi in that situation, I would leave the order if the Jedi were to do such things. I would openly oppose the war, the army, and I would support allowing the CIS member worlds to secede. There is always more than one way to solve a problem. Secession for those worlds buys the republic time. Support for war melts away if you placate those worlds. And if the CIS were to turn on those worlds, you can support insurrection, although as I have stated several times their army isn't powerful enough to keep thousands of worlds in check. It takes a lot to suppress a population. The CIS would not be able to threaten the republic and police their own membership. That all works to the Republic's favor The Jedi are fools, not only did they make an unethical decision, from a strategic and tactical sense they made the worst decision possible. It's their fault that the Republic is transformed into the empire. They acted foolishly.