There has always been something that had bothered me about Star Wars: Episode II.
If Anakin Skywalker was supposed to bring "balance to the force" and the Sith were on the run to the point where people didn't even know if they existed, wouldn't it have occured to these brainiacs that Anakin was there to balance out all the "good" force in the Galaxy?
I mean why didn't they just cap his ass gansta' style with a phaser gun when they had the chance. Rat-a-tat-tat 'You know I never hesitate to put a Jedi on his back'
What else did these people think when the prophesy said "bring balance to the force" when they were all in thier little happy-land "everyone is a beautiful snowflake" Empire?