The key word in your posting is 'reasonable.' And I agree with that assessment.
Unfortunately, there are some postings and responses that neglect that quality when discussing Napoleon and now soldiers in general. The comparison of Napoleon to the Nazi regime and Hitler have once again been erroneously raised and the egregious comments regarding soldiers as 'murderers of the state' clearly demonstrate either an unreasoned or an ignorant approach to any logical discussion of the period.
I'm all for reasoned discussion, debate, and logic. It is the unreasoned approach that I take exception to and it happens too often in an effort to demonize instead of trying to understand.
As a good friend of mine says from time to time-'haters gotta hate.'