Of course, these wild claims about the Russian and French Axis of Dastardly White Folk are not put forth with complete confidence. We are merely told that Saddam's complicity in this Russian bomb-stealing scenario is a "very real possibility." This is an interesting way to hedge one's statement. Of course, millions of things are conceivably within the realm of possibility--an expression that covers a pretty large swath of ground. Semantically speaking, the Bush administration must be praised for its creativity. How can something that is possible be described as "very real"?
Perhaps we need to all adopt the new semantics. It is, I suppose, a "very real possibility" that Bush will keel over tomorrow from an overdoes of mismunched pretzels. And if this happens, it's a "very real possibility" that many of us will go visit his grave and do a little jig before we collectively spit on it. And it's a "very real possibility" that the American people will wake up from their patriotic stupor some day and realize they've been following a con-man the last 4 years.