...we will advocate for those values that have served our own country so well. We will stand against violence and intimidation. We will stand for the rights and dignity of all human beings – men and women; Christians, Muslims, and Jews. We will support policies that lead to strong and stable democracies and open markets, because tyranny is no match for liberty.
And we will safeguard America’s own security against those who threaten our citizens, our friends, and our interests.
Well, consider this - here are the Middle East and North African countries and nearby ones the President mentioned:-
As for Israel, there was this:
Our ironclad commitment -- and I mean ironclad -- to Israel’s security has meant the closest military cooperation between our two countries in history.
That's the best he could do for a "friend", an "ally"? A democratic country that shares American interests? "Military cooperation" is the basis of the relationship?
Culture (see this)?