what does "gravity" mean here?

abc   Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:07 pm GMT
"receive filtered information that doesn't speak to the gravity of the situation in Iraq "
Guest   Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:25 pm GMT
The severity or seriousness.
Damian in Edinburgh   Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:35 pm GMT
Gravity is the noun form the meaning of which is given in the last posting. It's linked to the adjectival "grave" as in "The situation in Iraq will look grave for the Americans especially when the more diplomatic, less headstrong Brits exit stage left......soon.....hopefully."