I'm with Anakinfan here. It was laudable of Lucas to recast the Jedi as Palpatine's "useful idiots". In doing so, he illustrates the role religious institutions often play in legitimatizing warfare, making the enterprise more palatable for those who would otherwise balk. There's something rather insidious--pun intended--about men of God who opt to give comfort and aid to government policy. They're so quick to shout, "God bless our troops!", without giving pause to ask why their particular god would have a stake in bloodshed in the first place. In ceasing to question, they abandon all principle, and relinquish their souls to worldly politicos and tyrants. Just like the PT Jedi.