Somalia has basically always been a pit.
One step out of the stone age while under european rule, they have steadily moved backwards from those days.

Iraq doesn’t even have the strategic location Somalia does if one factors out the oil.
The problem with iraq is that whatever happens there won’t stay there, it will expand and encompass much of the region, it always has.
And much of that is because of that religious system of governance which transcends borders in much of the region.
So not only do they hate each other ethnically but because they worship differently.
Sometimes just because its Tuesday it seems.
But for the oil, the entire region is worthless essentially.