This caught me while I was watching ROTS yesterday. When Yoda is blasted away by the Emperor's lightning, Palpatine says: "I have waited a long time for this moment." Now, I used to think that Palpatine meant he had waited a long time for the destruction of the Jedi, the death of Yoda, and/or the rise of the Empire. Then I thought of Yoda's attempted execution. Was Commander Gree an idiot, trying to take down the single greatest Jedi by himself and another clone? Even if he thought that Yoda would be caught off guard, it is stupid to think that someone as force-sensitive as Yoda wouldn't feel the disturbance in the force. So I started thinking that maybe Gree was ordered to try killing him with two blasters, not an entire plantoon like the other Jedi. Maybe Palpatine wanted Yoda to survive Order 66. Palpatine knew that Yoda wasn't killed by the force lightning, so it seems odd to say he's been waiting for Yoda's death. Maybe Palpatine had waited a long time to fight Yoda and kill him himself. Palpatine wanted to prove he was the greatest force-user ever by killing the other greatest force-user. Palpatine had planned to fight Yoda in the first place. What do you guys think? This should really go in the Yoda vs. Sidious thread.