Originally Posted by IgnisV
I'm not going to lie, that was stupid... bringing in Adolf Hitler. Because like Adolf, Tobi stands behind his arsenals and makes them work while giving the orders. So who can we really not forgive? Tobi. Unless you're trying to make the argument that because Germany was involved with Hitler we shouldn't forgive them either.
Well, more like Adolf Hitler was a Vienna art school drop-out filled with hatred of the world because his little dream was shattered, not too unlike Nagato who is now a mass murderer with a God complex, potato potato. Well, one man (an Austrian) controlled Germany with an iron fist, Germany as a country did not decide to do it, the National Socialists did and even if they did that's one generation of Germans (and arguably most people haven't forgiven the Germans yet, or so the looks I get for speaking German tell me).
Secondly, so then why did the rest of Akatsuki deserve death? Were they not just as "innocent," by your warped definition? Courts of law are not about sob stories, they are about facts - Pain killed dozens of people with ease, ruined Konoha, killed his own master and at least crippled Kakashi and Hinata, all innocent people. Maybe I am just libertarian, but Pain's sad existence does not give him a free pass on mass murder, his life is not more important than anyone else's...