Olmert: Halutz said the army was ready

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert testified to the Winograd Committee that then-IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz had informed him in meetings at the beginning of the war that "We had a qualified, strong army at our service." According to Olmert, Halutz had said that Israel could achieve all its goals, and wouldn't even need to call up additional battalions for a ground operation.