Hey, my suggestion a week or so ago on how to handle this is actually working out.

Obama announced diplomacy was always his first option.
Obama makes Syria look down the barrel of his guns. In a way, Russian interests in the region too.
Obama met with Putin during the G20 and struck a deal.
International monitors to secure chemical weapons (I said it would be the UN)
Putin makes the deal and gets the credit.
Media ignores Obama's credit in forcing Russia's move to cooporate.
Blowhards call Obama a freaking liar, praise Putin, impeach Obama.