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Stone apparently sees Kissinger as little more than a master ingratiator who skillfully wound his way to the leadership of the American foreign policy establishment without much regard for what he might do when he got there, other than to implement, some version of a Sturm und Drang imperialism.
Some ran toward the psychologically crude-he's a compulsive ingratiator, the type who thrills to friendships with the powerful (which would explain his warm relations not just with Bush but with Italy's lunatic par excellence, Silvio Berlusconi).