I came across the following sentence in "The Carpetbagger Report":
The administration published this afternoon a newly released, and surprisingly short, declassified summary of the key judgments of the National Intelligence Estimate on al Qaeda. The document is online for all to see.
The startling new revelations are ... far and few between. The terrorist network is rebuilding, its leadership is located largely in tribal areas of Pakistan, and it’s still focused on committing acts of terror ‘without requiring a centralized terrorist organization, training camp or leader.”
Can someone explain the meaning of the phrase "... far and few between" in that context?
Presumably it is an idiom, but I have not been able to find its meaning on the internet.