Question regarding the # of deaths in Iraq

A new poll released, say the amount of Iraqis killed in Iraq has reached 37,000.

How many Iraqi civilians were killed by insurgents BEFORE the United States occupied Iraq.

Any takers?

WAG - none. People died because of Saddam’s repression, but there was no insurgency, terrorism or random violence of the kind we’re seeing now.

Shall we count the casualties from Allawi’s car bombing campaign, or just the kurd and Marsh arab stuff? What about CIA covert ops in the late 90’s?

what’s an insurgent?