No, it wasn't missed. But I repeat: so what?
Using "fatherland" instead of "motherland" is incidental. The Romans basically said "fatherland," and I believe that's the formulation in French (patr- is related to pater-).
Is there something wrong with saying "My America, right or wrong?" The sentiment doesn't mean unquestioning obedience, but rather loyalty. If your father or mother were to commit a crime, that doesn't mean you should stop loving them, right? Or do you only stick with a winning team?
People say "God bless America," as well. What's wrong with that?