How can it be cruel to Sharon, he is beyond suffering or comprehension. If his family is happier with his body alive it cannot be cruel to them. If he is not keeping others from having necessary hospital care, how can it be cruel to them? It might be cruel to Israeli taxpayers, but no more cruel than he was.
15 police officers killed in Colombia helicopter crash (Reuters)
from the article: Ariel Sharon moved home for first time since falling comatose