Why Pillory Bernadotte when Murat did not better?
Napoleon himself said: "" I cannot say that he betrayed me. In a manner he became a Swede, and never promised that which he did not intend to perform.
I can accuse him of ingratitude, but not of treachery,""
I think Bernadotte was better an administrator than a strategist, even if he performed good on the battlefield. Napoleon needed him politicaly in the begining. Why Becoming the 1rst prince (with Murat) among the marshals if not because he was of the "Family" (by Désirée). Nothing military in that!