Originally Posted by Coribn117
Meh, I could be compleatly wrong, but who cares... it would explain why Itachi slaughtered his clan, and why Sasuke betrayed Konoha...
That uh, really doesn't explain it at all. o_O There's really nothing in your post leading us to believe that any of that is true, nor is there any evidence in the manga nor the anime of this either. Itachi slaughtered his clan to prove something, either to himself, or to the Akatsuki, and he killed his best friend to gain a new form of Sharingan. It's as simple as that: Itachi was power hungry. Something like that doesn't exactly mean that they're crazy.
And Sasuke betrayed Konoha because he finally, truly focused on his one true goal: to gain as much power as he can, in any way, shape, or form, to avenge the deaths of his parents by killing his older brother, Itachi. He knew he wouldn't get strong enough to kill Itachi if he stayed in Konoha, especially since he already had a taste of just how powerful Itachi is. Sasuke knew he had a ways to go before he could catch up to Itachi, in terms of power. So what was the quickest option? Leave Konoha (since the training there obviously sucked, and distracted him from his goal), and go train with Orochimaru. Of course, he had to agree to sacrifice his body to him as a container, but he did say he'd do anything to defeat Itachi. So yeah, it's all that simple. Neither Sasuke nor Itachi suddenly one day went nuts because of so much information flowing through their brains lol.