That's exactly what Napoleon said.
Isn't it remarkable how the campaign in Egypt failed, though Napoleon would the situation was under control.
Hmm... let's take a look, shall we?
-Battle of the Nile
-Siege of Acre
-Battle of Alexandria
-Battle of Shubra Khit
-Battle of the Pyramids (major lopsided victory)
-Revolt of Cairo (should you count that as a battle, but it could be based on the losses)
-Battle of El Arish
-Siege of Jaffa
-Battle of Mount Tabor (major lopsided victory)
-Battle of Abukir
-Battle of Heliopolis (major lopsided victory)
Occurred after Napoleon's departure
The British didn't have land success until 1801, and still ended up losing the war
. The forces of Egypt and the Ottoman Empire proved to be a joke against the French. Look at Mount Tabor - the Ottomans outnumber the French 6 to 1. Ottomans losses? 6,000. French losses? 2. Based on that track record, Napoleon had every reason to believe the situation was under control.
And for the record, Kléber was vocal in the fact he disapproved of Bonaparte's departure. He was also vocal about the fact Bonaparte saved his ass more times than a general should have to.
I can back up what I'm saying. You haven't. Get the picture?