The US shouldn't have 'friends' - it should have 'interests'. On the negative side, our oil suppliers hate the Js; on the plus side, Israel has a disportionate share of high-tech companies relative to its population than any other country.
In the long-term, as oil runs out, muzzies will revert to the sand jocks that they are, while J scientists in the US/Israel will continue to push the envelope.
Also, we generally support countries under threat from their neighbors who pretty much mind their own business & want to live in peace on their own tiny strip of land.
haven't you heard, oil isn't going to run out, There have been huge new discoveries: The Green River Field, off the
Gulf of Mexico, South America, etc.