The Reverend Al (Tawana) Sharpton is helping Obama choose a new AG. I expect that there will be a recess appointment that will carry through to the end of Obama's term. IMO the woman AG of Calfornia would be Obama's first choice. She is far enough to the left for his taste and that of Michele.
The Afghan government is dead flat broke. This is to be expected since the government has little in the way of "organic" home grown income. The huge armed forces and police are 90% funded by direct US government subventions. The Afghan government is yet another ghostly apparition masquerading as a real government. It will either disappear when the US stops funding it or find another sponsor, China, maybe?
At the same time the Afghan government is losing ground steadily to the Taliban in both eastern Afghanistan and SW of the capital. There are now fighters carrying IS's flag. They have beheaded quite a few captives to demonstrate their fealty to the Caliph Ibrahim. Tell me again what it is that we think we are doing in Afghanistan.
In Iraq there are no incumbents for the posts of Minister for Defense and Interior (police). Farid Zakariya had guts enough today to say that the meme recited by the Children's Crusade that there is now an inclusive government is simply a lie. He is correct. He should be careful. Someone is hunting his scalp in Washington and New York. pl