Have I beat this into you yet? This is all wrong. Here, at death's door, Padme finally gets her feelings out. But it's from the right, which means it shouldn't have happened and it just... it all goes to hell from here, honestly. The Republic shows up, giving up its soul. Dooku gets away. There's really not a lot to comment on here, simply because the chickens have come to roost and the plot is done. All the important bits are done. Right?
Oh c'mon, I wrote a third part, obviously there's more.
The most important thing that's focused on at the end of Attack on the Clones is what the effects of it are on Anakin. While, on the one hand, he's willing to go with Obi-Wan to take on Dooku because it's what Padme would have wanted, it only goes that far. He hasn't developed anything with Obi-Wan and it shows when Obi-Wan, pointing out the obvious about facing Dooku, is ignored and the fight is lost because of it.
|Oh, right, more than the fight is lost here.|
|Huh, how about that?|
And that message most definitely carries through the end of the story, as Obi-Wan says what every fan who was watching this movie while on their cell phone says: "Without the Clones there would have been no victory". But if you've been paying any attention the crap-fest of wrongess should have you completely depressed right along with Yoda. What began in Phantom Menace was the complete and utter degeneration of the Republic.... and Yoda sees it.
The movie ends the same way it began: with Padme hidden away from public view, doing whatever the heck she likes, with no real appreciation for the consequences of her actions. From the very beginning Padme's flaws as a person have been just as, if not more, indicative of where this story is going than anything we've seen with Anakin and Obi-Wan. It's her lack of a spine that has created this situation and there is no going back. It's the beginning of the end with that kiss, its right to left-ness precluding all hope that somehow, maybe, Anakin, Padme, and Obi-Wan will grow past their issues.