Hmmm why is this still being argued? Its funny how people here claim that they watched the movie but they don't seem to pay attention (or listen to important parts of dialogue for instance). "Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love is central to a Jedi's life. So you might say we are encouraged to love." - Anakin Now the important thing here is attachment, the Jedi Code dictates that Anakin cut his ties with his mother....so there is no attachment. Which is why he hasn't been allowed to see his mother or react upon the nightmares and visions he has been having for a month or so until AOTC comes about. It isn't a large leap of logic and its not difficult to deduce (though those of you who can't put 2& 2 together may disagree). Now who's fault is it that Anakin didn't go and rescue his mother earlier? His own or the Jedi Order he serves and their strict code which must be adhered to? Unfortunately, everyone jumps on Anakin when the real problem is the Jedi Order and the Code itself. The strict adherence to it set this whole thing up, and incorrectly Anakin gets jumped on.