It seems to me that the question is never resolved. Who ordered the creation of the Clone Army?
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Ordered it was, by Jedi Sifo-Dyas. Consult the Jedi Council, he did not.
Here's an explanation for a lot of the confusion and the vagueness surrounding this. The draft script refers to the person who placed the order as "Sido-Dyas", which is a twist on Sidious (Palpatine) and the story line strongly indicated the role of the Sith in both impersonating the Jedi and placing the order for the army. I couldn't verify the authenticity of this draft, but assuming it is true and moving forward:
Throughout the draft script, it is clear that the Jedi had nothing to do with it, going by Mace's tone and a Sith lord (most likely Sideous) impersonated the Jedi to place the order. It is also hinted that the Jedi knew (or deduced) that Dooku was Tryannus.
However, the following transpires in the movie:
Nothing in the movie indicates that the rest of the Jedi didn't know who Sifo-Dyas was. Mace doesn't deny that it was a Jedi (as in the draft), instead looks at Yoda with puzzled with a puzzled face and merely says that it did not have the authorization of the Council. The fact that he doesn't come to Sifo-Dyas' defense, implies that Sifo-Dyas was known to be somewhat of an odd-ball Jedi (not the Dooku kind, but the Qui-Gon kind) and that he might have done this is not surprising.
In the conversation with Jango, the word Darth is also dropped, instead referring to the person simply as Tryannus (Thanks to BBlake for spotting this, as the script linked above includes this. I have confirmed by reviewing the scene that the word indeed is dropped). I believe the overall vagueness comes from hasty (or deliberate) corrections to the draft.
Since the movies are G-Canon and generally take precedence over draft scripts, I'm sticking with Sifo-Dyas as being responsible. My interpretation as to the actual order of events is:
Point 3 above also agrees with Yoda's statement in the movie that only a Jedi could've removed it from the maps.
It's unclear from the movie itself. There are two options:
It's heavily hinted that Sideous had Kamino removed from the archives, so as to keep his army a secret until the appropriate time.
According to Wookieepedia, it was Sifo-Dyas.
In the "Behind the Scenes" section of the above article, it says:
That corresponds to the draft & final script that @yoda mentions in his answer. The article then goes on:
So it seems there was meant to be more detail in the films, but Lucas left it out for whatever reason.
protected by Gilles Aug 15 '12 at 20:17
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