Anyone else out there convinced that the Rebels are the true bad guys in the Star Wars films and not the Empire? Ok look the Empire was a dictatorship, but you never really see them do evil on a day to day basis. So why are they evil? Because Leia and the rebels say so. But they blew up Alderan! Yes and no. Think of the Death Star as an atomic bomb on a galactic scale. It is the big weapon you brandish but never want to use. It is a massive deterrent. But who orders the use? A lone officer, Grand Moff Tarkin! Is the entire empire to blame for the act of ONE military leader? Look at Courasaunt and Naboo in the prequels and look at them in the Special Edition ending of Jedi. Look the same huh? Obviously the Empire had little to do with day to day operations. Look at the old Senate. They can't do jack when one little federation sets up a blockade around one planet. They do nothing other than argue.