PHELAR, ERIADU -- The Stark Veteran Assembly has publicly criticized Naboo Senator Padmé Amidala for statements attributed to her during a Peace Rally on Commenor. SVA Spokesbeing Laslo Dorits called Amidala’s statements "disgraceful, stupid and typical," during a live interview on the Eriadu talk show, Essence
, last night.
SVA Spokesbeing Laslo Dorits on Essence.
"Soldiers are expendable tools for politicians like her, who don’t like to muddy or bloody their hands with the defense of the Republic," Dorits told host AndroosinLiann. "Yet it was soldiers who liberated her world a decade ago, and now she’s calling us cowards."
The statement Dorits refers to is one Amidala made to a gathering of University of Commenor students during her planet-hopping Campaign against Republic Militarization. "Warfare is the product of cowardice; it takes bravery to forego easy answers and find peaceful resolutions," the Senator said.
Amidala, who concludes her series of speeches on Chommel Minor next week, declined comment, but posted the following at the Naboo message exchange on the HoloNet.
"I have a great respect for the men and women tasked to protect their native soil. I too have lived with the specter of war, and will never forget it. What I don’t have respect for is needless warmongering of the type being conducted by alarmist elements in the Senate."