So I've been wondering... what's up with Konoha's approach to the Sasuke situation?
Usually when a shinobi turns missing-nin, the spurned village usually takes a hunt and kill approach. So why's Konoha being so soft with Sasuke? Because he's Naruto's friend? Because they believe in Naruto's ability to change people? If I recall correctly, he already had that chance and almost died.
If I'm Konoha, I'm of the opinion that letting Sasuke run loose poses the danger that another village might acquire the secret of the sharingan. This would be a devastating possibility given that Sasuke was the only sharingan user left in the village, thus weakening the possibility of successful defense should it be used against them.
I think the guy in ROOTS had it right when he tried to off Sasuke. Konoha should have attempted assassination as soon as they knew Sasuke defected, albeit covertly. That's what I would have done if I were hokage.
I don't know if this topic's been done. If it has, sorry. If it hasn't, discuss.