As I recall (history - not quite that old), the Japanese, the Germans, and the Russians were all working on the atomic bomb back then and we got there first. Now I do think that spies passed information but have not heard about the Democratic involvement. Do you have any specific information?
Yes, Japan was working on some type of bomb in Korea I believe.
What cowardly Liberals fail to ask themselves when they pass judgement on the USA in dropping the bomb is: “Do you think the Japanese would have hesitated to use the bomb on US if they had it, or were they more ethical than the USA??? Duh!
Of course they would have used it and they did not fight an ethical war (witness the Rape of Nanking).