Pres. Obama backs away from his “red line” assertion By John Carlson Published: Sep 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM PDT Last Updated: Sep 5, 2013 at 11:58 AM PDT Share this story print email President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media during his meeting with Baltic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Speaking about Syria, the president said he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) John Carlson covers the latest spin on Pres. Obama and Syria as the President tries to distance himself from his ‘red line’ comments about the use of chemical weapons.