Denver police want a tank, actually an old M-113 armored personnel carrier, because otherwise the terrorists will win. As usual, "homeland security" money from DC is to blame for the lunacy.
Janet Reno and the FBI found plenty of tanks to take out David Koresh. Denver is going to go begging in the event of a full-on terrorist attack with chemical weapons? Fort Carson wouldn't send anything up the interstate to help out? Things are bad.
Maybe the terrorists are winning.