Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 28, 1972
Phred: you know, B.D., since Milhous came to office, you Americans have lost 20,000 lives, and we Asians have four million killed, wounded or made refugees! B.D.: Yeah, yeah, I know the stats! But you know it's been darn worth it, lasting peace-wise! B.D.: How so? You're getting the same terms you would have gotten four years ago! Why didn't you just pull out then? B.D.: Are you kidding!? And cause a blood bath?!