Mofaz comes out in support of IDF chief Halutz

Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz came out on Tuesday evening in support of IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz following criticism of Halutz's selling of a stock portfolio on the eve of IDF incursions into Lebanon in mid-July. Mofaz, who as defense minister appointed Halutz to his position, said that he respected Halutz's years of service to the state, both as a soldier and commander.