Eleven years ago, I took a lifeless fixer as my canvas and worked diligently to infuse it with vitality. Now, looking back, I can list five makeover strategies that helped turn a house into a home tuned for enjoyment.
The HuffPost sat down with Christian Parenti to talk to him about the film, Fixer: The Taking Of Ajmal Naqshbandi, modern war reporting and why he thinks Obama's current Afghan policy is bound to fail.
This is the story of one of the thousands of silhouettes who roam war-zones every day so that we, thousands of miles away, can grasp what is happening on the front-line of wars that affect life on this continent too.
Fixer is the best documentary I've seen on Afghanistan -- so good it's hard to imagine a better one. It's a film full of the kind of fear that seems to inhabit international centers of power in Afghanistan today.