Set Harth wrote:
C. E. Evans wrote:
As far as the Jedi knew, Dooku could have easily been lying to Obi-Wan about Palpatine
Dooku didn't say anything about Palpatine, just that a Sith Lord was influencing the Senate. To see this as a reference to Palpatine is hindsight; the Jedi wouldn't be expected to take it that way.
Dooku said that the Republic was under the control of the Sith. Well, if Palpatine
was in control of the Republic, I think he would at least be a suspect if Obi-Wan took his words seriously.