publication date: Monday, March 2, 2009 (part of Round XXXVIII)
clue: There's nothing sadder than increasing violence in Iraq.
explanation: Sadr was a prominent religious and political leader in Iraq whose followers incited violence against American soldiers. The word "sadder" was a play on his name. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Tony Peters, Walter Chesser, Mihai Rusu, and Jason Lemler