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John Kerry, one of America's most respected and foremost political figures, joins Connect the World Thursday to discuss Afghanistan and the threat posed by climate change.
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The Democrat Senator from Massachusetts is best known for his bid for the White House in 2004, when he was defeated by incumbent president George W. Bush. In January 2008 Kerry endorsed fellow Democrat Barack Obama in his successful campaign to assume the Oval Office. What would you ask John Kerry?
Kerry, the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, has brought his long-standing experience – a decorated war veteran, he saw active service in Vietnam – to the national debate about the Afghan conflict.
In this week's Wall Street Journal he urged caution on calls to deploy more troops, saying that the United States has to also consider the possibility of a "well-honed counter-terrorism strategy" as well as defining how it plans to exit the conflict.
"Before we send more of our young men and women to this war, we need a fuller debate about what constitutes success in Afghanistan," Kerry wrote
Kerry is also campaigning, along with fellow Democrat senator Barbara Boxer, for the adoption of a climate bill, known as the "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act."
The legislation seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions during the next decade, encourage sustainable farming and provide incentives for natural gas and nuclear power production.
John Kerry will be joining CNN's Becky Anderson on Thursday: post your comments below and we will use some of them in the show.