publication date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 (part of Round XXVII)
clue: It's hard to dismiss this old soldier and politician's influence on his Israel, even as he lies dying.
explanation: Sharon was a vastly influential Israeli soldier and politician. Shortly before this goo was published, he suffered a series of strokes that left him comatose and brain-damaged. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Bob Miller, Jacque Miller, John Julitz, and Ryan Tut