Episode: "Heroes on Both Sides"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 3, Episode 10
Original Air Date: November 19, 2010
The Clone Wars is pretty good at exploring its political backdrop and this week's episode in particular provides a new perspective on the Republic's presumed enemy: the Separatists. I say "presumed" because the whole point of this story is for Ahsoka, and us, to see that the Separatists are not all ruthlessly evil like Dooku and Grievous. In fact, most of them have legitimate gripes against the Republic and [gasp!] the Jedi. What we already know, though our heroes don't see it yet, is that the real threat comes from the folks in the middle who are playing both sides: Lott Dod and his fellow profiteers, in this case.
What was it Eisenhower said about the military industrial complex?
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