I'd like to start about politics and war (afterall this is Star Wars) There are some interesting lines in episode III and one of them I held above my signature. Episode III parallels with the events in the current Bush administration. For instance, Padmé's line, "This is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause," is a reference to President George W. Bush's push for the enforcement of the 2002 Patriot Act. Later in the film, Anakin's line, "If you're not with me, then you are my enemy!" is a direct paraphrase spoken by Bush, "If you're not with us, then you're with the terrorists!" Although Lucas didn't deny with such similarities, he denied writing that intention saying "The framework was written during the Vietnam War and the Nixon administration -Iraq doesn't exist at that time. But the story still has relevance today, he said, and is part of a pattern he has noticed in his readings of history."