My source  notes that Dick Cheney, who was behind the forgery, hated and mistrusted the Agency and would not have used it for such a sensitive assignment.I have to admit that this strikes me as an extremely compelling comment. In fact, when I first read Suskind's allegation, it was one of the first thoughts that popped into my head. So who did do it?
Instead, he went to Doug Feith's Office of Special Plans and asked them to do the job. The Pentagon has its own false documents center, primarily used to produce fake papers for Delta Force and other special ops officers traveling under cover as businessmen. It was Feith's office that produced the letter and then surfaced it to the media in Iraq.That seems much more plausible — though perhaps also a little too convenient. Seems like Feith is sort of the default whipping boy for just about everything these days, isn't he?
Then again, there's a reason Feith has the reputation he does. So who knows? In any case, that's the latest gossip. More to come, I'm sure.