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can anyone tell me who said "we, the unwilling, led by"
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Hello,
I remember a quote that goes something like...
"we, the unwilling, led by the incompetant, have been doing the difficult for so long with so little, that we now can do anything with nothing"
does anyone know this quote?
thanks,
doug
 
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We the unwilling, led by the incompetent, will now attempt the impossible with nothing.~this was a saying that was prevalent during the Viet Nam era and probably originated as a military catchphrase.

There was a variant: We, the unwilling, led by the incompetent, doing the unnecessary, for the ungrateful. This was probably a military saying used in regards to the Viet Nam protesters.

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Historian Konstantin Josef Jireček originally, according to goodreads.com and Wikipedia
Others attribute it to Mother Teresa, but she was pretty well read herself so she probably got it from him. Which leaves me wondering who it was that popularized the saying in the Vietnam War era.

http://www.goodreads.com/quote...nowing-are-doing-the

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...n_Josef_Jire%C4%8Dek
 
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