For two days President Truman waited for Japan to surrender. The Japanese Mititary wanted to fight to the death of everyone in Japan. The President ordered the second nuke. Japan waited 6 more days to surrender. POW Camp commmanders had been ordered to kill all prisoners when the Allies landed on the home islands. The order to surrender saved those POW lives. I knew one of them. The Japanese Military murdered, burned, and raped their way across Asia yet they claim we were uncivilized to nuke them.
They deny: their aggression, the rape of Nanking, gassing Chinese cities, kidnapping and holding 100,000 Korean women for their men, Pearl Harbor, the Bataan Death March, the murder of hundreds of thousands of POWs, and numerous other atrocities. Too many brain dead bleeding hearts think that we were the bad guys. I wish there was away for them to live under an AXIS ruled world. They would be punished for even complaining.
The US was not prepared for war when the Japanese sneak attack on Peal Harbor. Be glad that the greatest generation was lucky and tough enough to keep our country and allies intact. Take a moment to thank them. Be very skeptical about critical stories of our mens behavior. Some is true but isolated. Under the stress and fatigue of combat you become very numb and may do things that are appropriate only in the situation that you are in. Unless you've been there, you have no right to judge!
Good Luck, Rick