Can you say that?
Of course. It was a trope of the 50's, 60's and 70's although it started to die off in the 80's and was gone by 90. Nobody born after 1980 would ever even pick up on the reference.Norfolk was the only valid target, the rest are part of MAD. The interesting thing is whether or not they'd have left DC and NYC untouched just to watch both fly apart as the food and water stop and as the people that lead realize that they have been disconnected from their followers