A 'relentlessly pro-American nation'

Sheryl Gay Stolberg reveals a bit of attitude in today's article on the President's visit to Albania, which began this way:
His poll numbers may be in the basement, but when he zipped through this small, relentlessly pro-American nation on Sunday, President Bush was treated like a rock star.
"Relentless" means "unyielding" and "without pause" but has connotations of something to be opposed or stemmed, essentially something negative. Isn't it interesting that such a modifier would be chosen to describe a wave of love for America from overseas.

Hat tip: Robert McCurtain
Sheryl Gay Stolberg reveals a bit of attitude in today's article on the President's visit to Albania, which began this way:
His poll numbers may be in the basement, but when he zipped through this small, relentlessly pro-American nation on Sunday, President Bush was treated like a rock star.
"Relentless" means "unyielding" and "without pause" but has connotations of something to be opposed or stemmed, essentially something negative. Isn't it interesting that such a modifier would be chosen to describe a wave of love for America from overseas.

Hat tip: Robert McCurtain