Josh Marshall is doing real reporting on his weblog, connecting the dots between assertions of Iraq’s attempts to procure uranium from Africa, and the appearance of the now infamous fake Niger documents. The short version is that shortly after the CIA demanded that references to the uranium from Africa be expunged from a Bush speech, an Italian journalist recieved the fake Niger documents from one of her sources and then was instructed by her editor to deliver them to the US embassy. The speculation is that the documents (which are now known to be fake) were produced by either pro-war elements in the the US itself or Israel. Obviously this is a real conspiracy theory, but given that the documents are certainly fake, and the timing, it looks like conspiracy might be the right answer here.