Well here's my opinion ...
Saddam Hussein, from all accounts, is a cruel and ruthless dictator who is a menace to his own country and to the world, in general.
How do you like his latest form of punishment? This was told by one of the higher ups who has SEEN this gruesome and horrible act firsthand ... he puts people through a plastic shredding machine head first. He used to use the firing squad so, as we can see, he has become more sick and demented in his means of torture.
Another of his torture methods are called "rape rooms" for obvious reasons. There are a group of men (including one of Hussein's sons) who is a rapist as part of his job. Instead of attacking the men they want to punish, they instead force them to watch their wife, sister, daughter, mother, grandmother and/or girlfriends being brutally raped and sodomized by a group of sick minded men.
Saddam Hussein has ordered his troops to use biological weapons ... how strange since he told the UN he didn't have any, no?
Like Giga, I think he needs to be dealt with but like Terra, I feel it will be longer and more drawn out than they predict and that he may never be captured .. just like Bin Laden.
But, then again, my mom pointed out to me that we don't need to capture him, just drive him from power so another regime can be elected by the people of Iraq once the dictator is out of the way.
As for the timing, no I don't think it's related to TV at all ... they like to attack at night because it's harder for the enemy to defend. Also, many of the decisions are made here (on the East Coast) so 7 am EST would be a standard time for the military to operate. Also, if it is 7 am EST then it is 4 am on the west coast and not too many pple will be watching TV at that time.