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But Washington is not about to accept an obligation that could compel it to launch raids on Pakistan, a country of nearly 180 million people that's armed with nuclear weapons, and which is, moreover, an ally and a recipient of a great deal of U.S.
While dentists have the right to accept or refuse an individual patient, they must accept an obligation to treat all members of the community including infected patients who should be offered the same high standard of care available to non-infected patients and to those who may be infected with conditions like hepatitis B and C and unaware of it.
Commitment is a pledge to willingly and enthusiastically accept an obligation. Anyone familiar with the American Correctional Association (ACA) and its goals knows that its commitment to the accreditation process is strong.