Somehow the first thing that came to mind after I heard of Mr. Panneta's (Obama's) announcement regarding women in combat was a lyric from Emmylou Harris' "Red Dirt Girl".
"One thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got 'em,
You keep on falling cause there ain't no bottom."
What do you say about a nation that send their women into combat? Can you say "freefall"?