Obama's legacy will greatly depend on the success or failure of the healthcare reform. What is said today does not matter. It is how the legislation effects the healthcare for the citizens of the US in the years to come. George Bush and Dick Cheney tied their legacy to taking the country to war in Iraq. If weapons of mass destruction had been found and dismantled, if the Iraq government became a successful example of a democracy in the middle east and as a result democracy spread through out the middle east, Bush and Cheney would have gone down in history as one of the country's greatest administrations. That did not happen. No weapons of mass destruction were found. A inept post war strategy ended with an insurgency that distabilized the country. The over throw of Saddam resulted in a distabilization of the entire region with Iran gaining power in the region. Iraq has not become a shining example of democracy in the middle east. Democracy is not spreading through out the middle east. The focus on Iraq took the focus off Afghanistan where our enemies are based. Bush and Cheny will go down in history as one of the worst administrations in history.