"We have made it very clear that Israel should be allowed to defend herself," Bush said in Washington. "We've asked that as she does so that she be mindful of the Saniora government. It's very important that this government in Lebanon succeed and survive."
Why does Bush refer to Israel as a she? Does he view Israel as god's spiritual bride? Which I guess would be similar to J-dubs refering to the 144k as the brideclass to Jehovah.
It just seems weird to refer to a country as a she, or a he.