Two Chinese American Nobel laureates, Yuan Tseh Lee and Daniel C. Tsui among fort-one American Nobel laureates in science and economics issued a declaration on January 27 opposing preemptive war against Iraq. The declaration reads:
"The undersigned oppose a preventive war against Iraq without broad international support. Operations against Iraq may indeed lead to a relatively swift victory in the short term. But war is characterized by surprise, human loss and unintended consequences. Even with a victory, we believe that the medical, economic, environmental, moral spiritual, political and legal consequences of an American preventive attack on Iraq would undermine, not protect, U.S. security and standing in the world."