Senator Dennis Chavez

Governor John Dempsey

Following the release of the report on Japanese atrocities, US Senator from New Mexico Dennis Chavez criticized the withholding of the report for more than a year and stated: “The only way to answer the Japs is with more planes and tanks and guns for General MacArthur.”

 

Governor John J. Dempsey, in an address to officers of the New Mexico National Guard on January 30, 1944, said: “Japan must be destroyed, and the political and unmoral philosophy which turns her soldiers into beasts must be uprooted and its perpetrators purged from the earth. The Japanese, by their inhuman deeds have become outlaws among the civilized nations and have forfeited any right to mercy.”