"The Republic Senate is holding a critical vote on whether or not to escalate the war effort. However, many of the delegates are undecided as to what to do." "How interesting. You would find the Separatist Parliament in a similar dilemma."
"No! Dooku is deceiving you. You'll all be betrayed, just like my mother!"
―Lux Bonteri, to several senators of the Separatist Congress[src]
"'He' is a 'she,' a senator in the Confederacy of Independent Systems." "Your friend is a Separatist? One of Dooku's pawns?" "The Separatists used to be a part of the Republic. I was close with many of the senators who left. I may not agree with them, but they're more than pawns."
―Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano, on Mina Bonteri[src]
A failed peace
"Your Republic forces have carried out a barbaric attack on our people! And among the deaths was the very sponsor of the peace accord, Senator Mina Bonteri. With her needless death, I must formally withdraw the proposal for peace offered by our Senate."
―Coutn Dooku, in a transmission to the Republic Senate[src]
Conference on Mandalore
"The Republic recognizes the tragedy of war, but there is nothing we can change that has already occurred." "Say it aloud before this gathering—as representative for Chancellor Palpatine that you declare, without reservation, the Separatist state legitimate."