I’d say “foe”, but the problem is disentangling from them. The hard part is not wanting to sever the relationship on the basis that we’ve decided they aren’t real allies, the hard part is getting that done.
Our relationship with the nations of the Middle East has always been one of convenience - we shared a goal of preventing the Soviets from coming into the region.
Now is the time to make the Middle East irrelevant - but it will be a slow, surgical, and time-consuming process. Of course, with our Western ally Israel getting the stank-eye from every barbarian nation there, until the Middle Eastern nations grow up and join the rest of the world - chuckle - we will likely always have some involvement there.
And why is that any of our business? Our hallowed “ally” Israel, the same one that bombs our warship, steals our nuclear secrets and helps sell us on a disastrous war. They’re big boys, with nuclear weapons and the best and most well-equipped military in the region. Why don’t we let them worry about their security, and we worry about ours? Isn’t American foreign policy supposed to be about AMERICAN interests?