FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks in Tokyo. Carr says he wasn’t criticizing America when he spoke of a nation “in decline” during a pri

 

              FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks in Tokyo. Carr says he wasn’t criticizing America when he spoke of a nation “in decline” during a pri
FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks in Tokyo. Carr says he wasn’t criticizing America when he spoke of a nation “in decline” during a private conversation with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Carr told Romney in San Francisco on Sunday that the nation is “just one budget deal away from ending all talk of America being in decline.” Romney says Carr “led the talk of America being in decline,” which is a stronger sentiment abroad than in the U.S. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)