March 22nd, 2001

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From todays White House Press Breifings

Q: The expulsion of the Russian diplomats is a Cold War-scale action, only paralleled by President Reagan's order in '86. So we must assume only a Cold War-scale espionage operation could warrant such an action. Is that truly what the President thinks, that the Russians went back to Cold War espionage activity, and that would be the reason for the action against them?

MR. FLEISCHER: The action reflects the President's approach to foreign policy, and to relations with Russia, which is an approach that is going to be based on mutual cooperation, finding areas of agreement and broadening them, but also based on realism. And that's why the President authorized the State Department to take the step that it took last night. The President believes it's the right thing to do, and that's why he took that step in this post-Cold War era.

Umm... Did he answer the question? If so, I missed it...