Originally Posted by Konnaha_yellow_flash
But what itachi did was necessary to making sasuke strong enough to protect himself with danzou still wanting him dealt with as the last uchiha... All this shows that itachi knew what he was doing putting him on the path of hate and it worked. He is the strongest uchiha since madara and itachi himself...
It is not like itachi did not have a back up plan to keep sasuke from going complete madara by using shisui's eye "kotoamatsukami" to make him the person he was before... And then even to explain to him he failed before not telling him everything, then showing him the truth of himself and the massacre.
in the end, itachi made up for him screwing up sasuke so bad psychologically and now look at sasuke. He is not just charging in, attacking first, asking questions later. He is gathering the info first to determine his path which is the right way....
I agree aitachi would be a really screwed up person if he just set sasuke on his path of hate and vengeance then just left him there... But, because he left the means to make sasuke the person he was again with naruto and even gave him a talk no jutsu along with showing him the truth to change his outlook enough to make him more like itachi, then the hate monster he was before...
EDIT: this chapter and the explanation of the "curse" of the uchiha confirms that kakashi could not of possibly awakened the MS in obito's eye, himself. He is not of the uchiha clan and thus does not have the brain to produce the special chakra to increase the optic nerve, increasing the power of the SG...
SO, it was the telepathic connection obito had with his eye in kakashi that allowed the MS to be awakened not only in his one eye, but the one in kakashi as well...
All fair points, just that when it is all about love and loss, Itachi and co had to know how dire a risk they were taking. Should Sasuke feel enough betrayal at what goes on, by this explanation, he should become next to unstoppable. Particularly as Sasuke learns it is his brother's love that guided all this. Who he killed. Heh.
It sets up this Naruto-Sasuke final bond to break battle which kinda is lame but still.
A simple souvenir of someone's kill
And like the sea
I'm constantly changing from calm to ill
Madness fills my heart and soul as if the great divide could swallow me whole
oh, how I'm breaking down