"I'm 49, but I never lived a single day. Only now will I start living."
Yussuf Abed Kazim
A Baghdad imam who used a sledgehammer to pound the pedestal of a statue of President Saddam Hussein.
"This is a message for the Arab regimes, and could be the beginning of transformation in the Arab region."
A Yemeni university professor.
"These are the very people who cheered Saddam for years."
Ali Abu Omar
A 40-year-old Iraqi hospital engineer, on the cheering crowds in Baghdad. Coalition forces had all but completed the occupation of the capital city Thursday, but Saddam's whereabouts remained a mystery.