Re: It will be stupid if they don't forgive Sasuke
I think it be stupid if they forgive Sasuke. You use the parallel of Garaa, but Gaara was a internal problem of the sand village, and it wasn't really his fault. As the tail beast was influencing most of Gaara attack on any innocent.
I would have forgivn Sasuke myself, if he had continued his reign of not killing anybody but Itachi, and maybe even Danzo. However when he slaughtered the Samuari, at the summit, and when he killed Karin (who would have died, if Sakura hadn't saved her), he lost all be respect.
When I look at an overview of the Naruto manga, and the talk of the cycle of hatred that exist in the ninja world.
I see two people that are at the for front of this.
For one, Naruto who has been spoken as the one to end this cycle of hatred. And his choice would change the world forever. I think this choice happened when he decided not to kill Pain. After all Pain had done, killed many villagers, killed Kakashi and Jiraya. Naruto still forgave him. Thus ending the cycle of hatred on Naruto's part.
The other for front, is Sasuke, but also in conjection is Madara. Which I feel Sasuke at some point, will take over where Madara has failed, or when he does fail. Sasuke choice to continue the cycle of hatred was with his fight with Danzo. Sasuke choose not to forgive, even though I can't blame him for not forgiving. He still continued the cycle of hatred. Sasuke is on a vendetta to kill the elders, but what about the elders families, or even Danzo's decedant's ,if he has any. Then they will want to take up revenge against Sasuke, as will the Samuari's families, so back and forth they cycle of hatred exist with in Sasuke.
For me, Sasuke future is either exile, or death. I feel Kishi will create that moment where Sasuke and Naruto both die, or Sasuke chooses death so he can be with Itachi and everyone else. And Naruto will be saved somehow, probably from Sakura.
But thats just my opinion.