Originally Posted by AOTKorby
I'd call bull on Itachi being outclassed. Sasuke didn't have any fetters in that fight, but Itachi had to keep Kabuto alive based on his objective. He easily had the means to kill Kabuto; beating him while still being able to release the Edo Tensei was more the issue.
I agree, he was on a Minato save Kushina, Naruto, and the Leaf Village, all at the same time whilst fighting the enemy. He's intention wasn't to 'kill' Kabuto, thats why he wanted both him and Sasuke to use Ameratsu sparingly... it would've ended the shit, at least Sasuke's version mixed with anger boiled over.