Please do not resort to ad hominem comments as you do on other forums. There is no need for that here.
And you've missed the point. Napoleon didn't begin the Wars of the Revolution and was conducting offensive operations against his nation's enemy. And if you're going to make statements about elephants and the Koran, perhaps a reference might be handy.
And if the Directory had refused Napoleon permission, he would not have been able to do what he did. In Italy, he effectively ended the war, made Italy the decisive theater, and dictated peace almost at the gates of Vienna.
And, again, you don't win by sitting on the defensive.