I took off from a phone conversation I've heard the likes of before in order to slip upstairs and hear the President talk about the border tonight. I used to work at the Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Imperial Beach for 5 years as Ops Officer for the Security Group headquartered there. The border was basically our southern fence line around the base. I lived in San Diego off and on for about 25 years and the border means something real to me. Try driving the causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. That's a Border! I was interested in hearing how the President was going to leverage his remarks tonight in order to bring alive the peril to Americans who don't live on the border. I think he did a pretty good job.